Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface
Forget touchscreen, touch-skin is the new form of interaction.
Chris Harrison has considered the natural progression of today’s technology and sited a problem:
“Devices with significant computational power and capabilities can now be easily carried on our bodies. However, their small size typically leads to limited interaction space (e.g., diminutive screens, buttons, and jog wheels) and consequently diminishes their usability and functionality. Since we cannot simply make buttons and screens larger without losing the primary benefit of small size, we consider alternative approaches that enhance interactions with small mobile systems.”
And to combat that problem, he did this: