Microsoft Research anticipates the future with pre-sensing touchscreen prototype

The next generation of Windows phones and tablets could feature pre-sensing touch capabilities if work out of Microsoft Research makes the leap from prototype to production. The technology allows a touchscreen to anticipate touch input before you lay a finger on the display and register how you’re holding the device to tailor context-sensitive menus accordingly.

We’ve seen similar tech in the past, such as the hover detection technology in Cypress Semiconductor’s TrueTouch that mimics mouseover functionality when it detects a finger hovering over the display.

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