Engineers at Autodesk have this month unveiled a new device they have created that allows any surface to become a touchpad. The new Autodesk technology called Magic Finger is a small device that attaches to the end of your finger.
The Autodesk Magic Finger is equipped with a micro camera and optical flow sensor to identify services and detect any motion from the user. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Autodesk Magic Finger device can see it in action.
The Magic Finger attaches to the user with a simple Velcro binding allows you to use gestures such as slight pinch on tap to navigate computer applications.
“The Autodesk team hopes one day to make the Magic Finger into a self-contained device with appropriate miniaturization. Once reduced in size, the device might be attached to a ring or embedded under a fingernail or in the fingertip itself so that it is invisible and dormant until required.”
At the moment there Magic Finger device is just a proof of concept design, but the researchers at Autodesk are hoping to develop the fingertip device for future applications.