VELCRO® brand a clever Invention

Here's a perfect example of how VELCRO® brand can find its way in to all manner of industries and inventions.

Scientists at Autodesk Research of the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto have devised a clever device they are calling the 'Magic Finger'. The innovative contraption allows any surface to detect touch input by shifting the touch technology from the surface to the wearer's finger. In real terms, it means an individual wearing the device can for example, mute a telephone by touching the bag that it is stored in.

The current model is only a prototype but a key element of its design is a small VELCRO® brand ring which attaches optical sensors to a tiny high-res camera which links up to a box of electronics.

The scientists have said research is underway to transform the prototype in to a commercial device, so watch this space!

Click here to read more about the 'Magic Finger'. Alternatively, if you have your own invention that might need a helping hand from the clever little fastener, take a look at our full range of VELCRO® brand and alternative hook and loop tape for more information.

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