Bare skin needed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by irishgrizzly, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    I read this on wiki "No stylus is needed, nor can an ordinary one be used, as the touch screen requires touch by something with the physical properties of bare skin to operate." I was wondering; would burn victim be able to use the iPhone? Someone who has a prosthetic hand?
     
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Probably not a prosthetic hand, but I think any other heat signature should work.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Funny, I figured you would be the first to reply since you are our resident burn victim. :p
     

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  4. ps49556n macrumors regular

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    I dont see why a fake hand would work??? The screen is based on pressure sensitivity right?
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    A stylus won't work...
     
  6. mpw Guest

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    I'm trying to find something with the right properties to work the trackpad, they don't work just on pressure, so far nothing I've tried works except except my finger....or cock.
     
  7. Nagooya macrumors 6502

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    I had a theory that it had to do with heat sensitivity...hmm.:confused:
     
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It's capacitive, which means electrical fields, not heat or pressure.
     
  9. mpw Guest

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    So is there a stylus that'll work on it? What material should I be looking for? I'm asking because I have hulking great fingers and want to try some simple sketching stuff with a stylus on my trackpad.
     
  10. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Not to my knowledge... unless by "stylus" you mean "finger of the pretty young woman with slim fingers sitting next to you on the train/bus/plane/whatever." ;)

    Would make for an interesting conversation though. "Say, could I borrow your lovely finger for a moment?" :cool: *SLAP* :(
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    Does the finger need to be alive still?
     
  12. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    In order to have a suitable electrical field? I'd assume so. :p
     
  13. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    My stove was touch and only a warm finger would turn it on the cat could walk all over it and never turned it on
     
  14. mpw Guest

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    Stove switches I think are just heat sensitive. I spilled boiling water from a pan and it pooled over the controls turning all the rings on, which is piss-poor design IMHO.
     
  15. surefire09 macrumors member

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    only static would work but if you rub the styles on the carpet it might work :p
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    If the burn has healed with thick dead skin, then it might not work. Prosthetics won't either.

    It might be possible to find or make a jerry-rigged stylus for capacitive screens, that perhaps has a wrist strap to conduct the charge through you. Let me look around. There's going to be more people who need it.

    The iPhone isn't exactly a device for the disabled of touch or sight :eek:
     

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