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Microsoft wants you to touch yourself.

Via Fast Company:

The idea behind Skinput is that mechanical vibrations travel differently through your bodydepending on where they originate. Or, as the robotic voice in the video below explains: “Variations in bone density, size and mass, as well as filtering effects from soft tissues and joints, mean different locations are acoustically distinct.” The Skinput team is developing software that would listen for the vibrations—through, for example, an armband on your bicep—and then turn them into instructions for a particular device.