NanoTouch The Transparent Touch Screen Microsoft Weblog

Will be submitted to Computer and Human Interaction Conference to be held in Boston in April of next year's prototype NanoTouch. The high-tech object is the son of the collaboration between Microsoft and the Institute of Potsdam Hasso Plattner. It is a device from the tiny screen of 2.4 inches, with a touchpad on the back of the same size. The user's finger to interact with the screen back in the front and you can have an unobstructed view of the encounter between fingertips and objects on the screen. When you touch the screen back is in fact the image behind the icons of a finger, was placed exactly where the real one and you have the feeling that the NanoTouch is transparent.

Tests have shown that this system appears to be more effective than the traditional one. Users can click on icons with a diagonal measurement of just 1.8 mm, while traditional systems must be at least twice the diagonal. The NanoTouch will be proposed as a solution to those problems encountered in use when interacting with the devices with Touchscreeen on the front screen as the iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry Strom. The screens are in fact very small compared to the user's fingers and the screen is often almost completely covered by the fingers or hand it intends to press a few buttons, making the often inaccurate use of certain features. An example for all the company's almost impossible to type long texts with an iPhone. While we wait to see the object until the spring of next year, already has a video that shows the main features.