Exploring ways to interact without touching

The Touch — Less project explores how we, using hand tracking technology, can interact with interfaces without the need to touch them.

Touchscreens offer seamless convenience, cutting out the middleman as you order your burger, check in for your flight, or get cash out at the ATM. But the fact that they’re mostly based on touch is becoming problematic. Now more than ever we need to rethink these shared screens and find different ways to interact.

With technology that's available today - we can give users an option to do their everyday interactions, without us sharing the same touch surfaces.

We created a series of proof of concept demos, that shows ways we can turn existing applications into applications that can be controlled without touch - using hand tracking technology.


You can try the demos below

Using just your hand, you can control a series of proof of concept touch less demos, using hand tracking.
Requires a fast GPU, and a desktop computer with webcam access.

Try Demos

Gestures used to navigate

Drag: To drag, pinch, by putting your index and thumb together - the cursor will change and show arrows. You can now drag to either left or right.

Hover: Moved your hand around - when you hover something that's clickable - it will get a blue border around it

Click: To click you need to hover an object - then you click by pinching and releasing

Back to overview: Turn your hand - so that your palm faces you - and wait for the countdown to go to zero - and you should get back to the demo overview screen