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New Disney System Could Extend Wearable Reach

  • TechTimes, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:14 PM

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have produced a booster that might make smartwatches even smarter, enabling them with a technology that could let wearables process what the wearer is touching, holding or using — and could bring the Internet closer to merging with the real world. Developed in collaboration with Disney Research, EM-Sense is a system recognition software that utilizes body capacitance (aka the electrical conductive powers that the body naturally contains, thanks to our natural epidermic insulation and our ability to store an electrical charge) to allow a smartwatch to pick up on when the wearer touches a device that uses an electrical (or electromagnetic) charge.

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