Yes, two college students, John Hardy and Carl Ellis from Lancaster University, have created technology hat lets you turn normal objects, such as an envelope or bed post, into a touchscreen tablet. The technology is called Ubi Displays, and it consists of a projector, a depth camera and a PC to create interactive multi-touch displays anywhere and on anything.
Simply put, the technology utilizes a high-tech projector to beam an image of a computer, alarm clock, or any chosen device onto an object. The Daily Mail says that “a webcam see pixels in red, green and blue along with depth and feeds details of what a person is doing and their movement back to the user’s computer.
The computer then uses their software to work out where the user’s fingers are and what they are doing within the projected image to carry out a user’s desired task.