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Qeexo aims to make smartphone touchscreens even smarter

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The Pittsburgh Business Times reported on Qeexo, a Carnegie Mellon spin-out co-founded by Human-Computer Interaction Institute graduate students Julia Schwarz and Chris Harrison, along with entrepreneur Sang Won Lee.

Qeexo has developed a system, FingerSense, that allows touch screen devices to recognize the difference between a finger swipe, finger tip touch, knuckle touch, a fingernail touch or a stylus. The company won the University Showcase pitch competition at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair and took home the $2,500 prize.

Schwarz told the judges the company is seeking $1.2 million and is in discussions with device manufacturers and venture arms of manufacturing companies.

The blog by Malia Spencer also includes a video demo of FingerSense.