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Disney developing device that turns everything in to a touch screen on paper

A new video from Disney's research centre in Pittsburgh offers a closer look at the company's current prototype that is capable of turning all material into a touch screen.

As shown in the video above, the Paper Generator generates an electrical energy from a user's interaction with "paper-like materials," resulting in a device that then uses its harvested energy to actuate LEDs, epaper displays and more to creative interactive applications for print media.

Findings made by the Disney team will be presented at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology in Scotland from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11.

Earlier last year, Disney Research revealed to us Touche, a similar prototype that allows you to turn feasibly anything into a touch screen. This technology would allow engineers to even turn the human body into a controller. You can check out our interview with lead scientist Ivan Poupyrev right here.