An important consideration when designing any product is deciding what materials to use. Should it be plastic? Metal? Ceramic?
Each has its own character, advantages, and disadvantages.
A drawback inherent to any material, however, is it’s not you. When you touch an object, it always feels “other” to you. Instead, what if you could design tools that feel like you, because they are?
That’s precisely what this radar sensor does. It translates hand gestures into digital input for virtual devices. There’s no more talk of how “clicky” or not buttons are. Your body functions as both device and input method.
This is just an incredibly small fraction of what kind of possibilities this kind of technology opens up, but one that is incredibly fascinating.