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'Smart doorknobs' and gesture-controlled smartphones: Revolutionary technology enables objects to know your touch

A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger to her lips and a chair that adjusts room lighting based on recognizing if a user is reclining or leaning forward are among the many possible applications of Touché, a new sensing technique.
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