Apple Tablet: Two Hand Multi Touch Patent Surfaces

Talk today is of the latest patent application made by Apple for a ‘multi-touch contact motion extraction‘ system where two hands and ten fingers can be used on screen simultaneously to type and make gestures.

Move over iPod touch, where do I sign up for Apple Tablet Fans?

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.

It’s suggested the Apple Tablet won’t appear until ‘early 2010′.  So start saving now as I doubt it will come cheap!

Via:  AppleInsider

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