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February 21st, 2012

Prototype gaming screen can tell who's touching it

Abstract:
Table-style multitouch panels aren't new, but a prototype table designed for gaming can tell which of four people is touching it. The panel, seen at the 2012 International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference by Tech-On, could be used for arcade table games or betting, says its creator Gunze Ltd. Unlike a regular touchscreen, the panel is surrounded by a bezel containing four colored electrodes. Just putting a finger on the panel does nothing, but touching an electrode with one hand and the screen with the other creates a closed circuit that allows the panel to pair the two touches. The prototype also included a chair that players could sit in to close the circuit, removing the need to touch the electrode.

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