A Japanese firm have developed software which allows people to turn their arms into a virtual keyboard, reminiscent of the Iron man gadgetry seen in the movies.
Japan’s NEC Corp has created a user interface which can display an augmented-reality keyboard. The ‘ArmKeypad’ will require eyeglasses and a smart watch to work.
A camera in the eyeglasses display the keyboard while motion sensors pick up vibrations from keystrokes.
The camera then registers which keys are being tapped.
Shin Norieda, a researcher at NEC Corporation told Vice: “I wanted to make a keyboard of the body so I created this device for people who work in maintenance or factory jobs.”
“They can just go hands-free,” he added.