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UW Student Hopes to Make Touch Screen Technology Accessible to More People

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

SEATTLE -- We live in a world where touch screens are becoming more common – and for most of us that's just fine. But imagine trying to use a touch screen if you have a neurological disease, like cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease, that makes it difficult to point your finger at a tiny spot on the screen. For you, that touch screen technology is a barrier.

Martez Mott, a doctoral candidate in the University of Washington’s Information School, wants to change that. He working on a technology he calls Smart Touch.

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), Mott explained how it works. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

Find out more about Smart Touch technology.

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