Last night I was wondering if it would be possible to convert a PC monitor into a touchscreen using some of the concepts of augmented reality. If the web cam was pointed at the computer to “see” it, but not display (otherwise you’d end up with infinite computer screens), and the program could convert the tip of your finger into an x,y coordinate on the screen, then it would give your finger mouse like capabilities. So instead of using a bulky mouse, you’d reach out and touch your screen to click through web pages, or work in excel. Technically, I’m certain its possible, though I don’t have the know-how to make it happen, but it would make a lot of carpal tunnel sufferers happy.
About the Author Thomas K. Carpenter
Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time author with over 50 independently published books. He has also sold numerous short stories to various publications including Ellory Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock, Galaxy's Edge and others. He is most known for his multi-series universe The Hundred Halls which currently includes over 25 books.