Researchers add gesture recognition to nearly everything

There’s something very intuitive about interacting with electronic devices via simple gestures. Even the most technologically ignorant can grasp the idea that selecting an app on an iPhone is just a matter of tapping its icon, and as a result this kind of a technology has become nearly ubiquitous in recent years. Hoping to further that, researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have unveiled a new technology dubbed Touché that allows nearly any object to recognize gestures, and transmit this information to a range of electronic devices.