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By / 05.24.11

Sure, we all love our gadgets — iPhones, iPads and whatnot, but why the hell do we have to touch them? I mean, surely at some point you’ve also thought, “Gee, it sure would be nice if I didn’t actually have to spend time and exert effort to reach into my pocket to pull this thing out and hold it.” Who hasn’t, right? Well guess what, Sparky? It looks as though our days of suffering are just about through.

Reports NDTV:

How does an Imaginary Smartphone sound? Technology developed at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Germany literally turns your palm into a touch screen smartphone.

They have developed an ingenious camera tracking technology powered by a wearable depth camera that allows users to use their palm like a touch screen while inputs are transferred to the phone over Wi-Fi. Amazingly the entire process does not require any visual or physical feedback, only depending on your muscle memory and your personal ability to operate the phone blindly.

Just think — one day you’ll be listening to your grandchildren bitch about something and you’ll be able to remind them of how rough you once had it because you actually had to TOUCH YOUR PHONE! Won’t that be swell?!

Here’s a video demonstration of this life-altering new technology…

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