INNOVENTIONS, Inc., a 35-year-old Huston-based technology company, has announced it has received U.S. patent for a “back of the hand” virtual touchpad solution it has developed.
It is a strange new tech that is somehow pretty exciting. Imagine the prospect not having to struggle with the tiny touchscreen of a smartwatch. I don’t know about you, I am looking forward to that day.
Hardware that enables this magic to happen include camera sensors located at the side of the watch facing the hand.
According to INNOVENTIONS, Inc., this technology supports both hover gestures and actual touch. Example of the latter include pinch and zoom, scrolling and handwriting.