Capacitor Sensor – Hacking with Arduino

Disney Research, Pittsburgh introduced Touche a new sensing technology that proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but simultaneously recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body during touch interaction. The Touché is being developed at Disney Research by Ivan Poupyrev in collaboration with Munehiko Sato (University of Tokyo) and Chris Harrison (HCII, Carnegie Mellon University).

Is it possible to hack this novel technology using an Arduino? We started learning the principle behind Touche sensor and started building a capacitor sensor circuit using Arduino, or Lets say we started hacking.

The Resources and Software Tools we used for making cap sensor include Processing development tool, Arduino IDE Software, Arduino UNO Board, PCB, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Soldering Iron and so on.