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“Talking to the Wall”

Technology Review highlights work by UW CSE’s Shwetak Patel and Microsoft Research’s Desney Tan.

“Our lives are awash with ambient electromagnetic radiation, from the fields generated by power lines to the signals used to send data between Wi-Fi transmitters. Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington have found a way to harness this radiation for a computer interface that turns any wall in a building into a touch-sensitive surface.”

Read the article hereNewScientist hereGizmodo hereengadget hereThe Reg Hardware hereDiscovery News here.

May 3, 2011