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.
Thomas K. Carpenter
Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.