“Light Blue Optics already blew our minds up with its touchscreen-creating projector, but it looks like Displax will be the one to really turn the touchpanel into a modern day commodity. The Portugal -based company is trumpeting a new polymer film that can be stuck onto or just under glass, plastic or wood in order to transform a vanilla surface into one that responds to touch and airflow.”
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Engagdet is featuring an article on a great idea on how to implement touch capability to PCs as well as just about anything else. Instead of building it into a device at great expense, Displax has created a membrane that can respond to up to 16 touches concurrently. Treating this more like a peripheral such as a high end mouse ought to keep the cost reasonable and all you need to do is plug it into something compatible and start touching!