LucidTouch – double-sided touch surface

Microsoft Research, in partnership with Mitsubishi and the University of Toronto, is developing a double-sided touch screen surface interface for handheld devices. The idea is that the screen will be partly transparent, so you can see your finger as they interact with the back of the screen. That way, the display you’re working with, such as a mapping application won’t be obscured by your hand, as it can be when you place your finger on the top of the touch surface. Right now, LucidTouch is just an early prototype, so there are no plans yet as to the commercialization of such an interface.

Via Technology Review and Engadget