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This spray paint makes any surface a touchpad

May 10, 2017, 5:55 AM EDT
(Source: Hernán Piñera/flickr)
(Source: Hernán Piñera/flickr)

Researchers from the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a conductive spray paint called ‘Electrick,’ which can turn any surface into a touchscreen, thus expanding the realm of touch-sensitive systems, currently confined to spaces such as smartphone screens, tablets or in kiosks.

The technology, which can transform any irregular shape of any size into a touch pad, opens new interactive opportunities such as volume control on the steering wheel and many others, writes Newsweek.

The company shot to fame last year after it showed off its skintrack technology, which lets a user turn their own skin into a touchpad for controlling smartphones, notes Design Boom.

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