Picture this: You’re preparing for a shoot at your studio, but instead of setting up manually, everything’s automated. All you need to do if you want to adjust your rigs or fix the lighting is wave your hand or do some arm gestures, and you’re ready to shoot.
It might take some work to actually get there, but Disney’s Touché sensor technology makes it a possibility in the distant (or maybe not-so-distant?) future.
Touché is a new sensing system that can track and process a wide range of human hand and body interactions, as well as a person’s interaction with objects.
The system operates on a range of frequencies and uses something called the Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique to get more data on how an object is being touched, used, or manipulated.
The potential for Touché is huge; the new technology can be used in a wide variety of applications: from enhancing touchscreen devices, to designing interaction scenarios like the studio setup mentioned earlier. Disney might still have to work on ironing out the kinks in order to develop the technology further, but even at this stage, the project seems very, very promising.