Haptix Makes Any Surface A Touch Screen

On the heels of the launch of Leap Motion, touch screen and gesture controls have officially entered the digital fray. A new sensor called Haptix is the latest contender in the field, and it claims to be a multitouch control system for your television or computer that enables any surface to act as the controller. Unlike Leap, though, Haptix doesn’t rely on infrared technology, which means that it can be employed in all lighting conditions and even on reflective surfaces. The ultimate goal of Haptix is to kill the mouse, so to speak, and allow users to scroll, swipe, zoom, and select items through the converted surface. In addition, Haptix wants to provide tactile feedback to allow users to view their fingers on screen. Before it reaches mass adoption, though, it first needs to meet its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter – lofty goals for lofty ideas.