More Practical Than An Air Guitar

Former banking and securities lawyer turned novelist and inventor R. Douglas McPheters has patented, demonstrated, and begun commercializing holographic keyboards and keypads. That’s right, nothing to touch. Use your fingers to type on a projected image of a keyboard. Or, while driving, dial a number by punching a phone keypad projected above your dashboard. McPheters’ company, Holotouch of Connecticut, has begun licensing its technology and expects to see ‘touchless’ kiosks begin appearing (no pun intended) in the New York City metropolitan area next year, according to The New York Times [free registration site].