920,262 views | Charles Wallace and Sajan Saini • TED-Ed
Why a sausage can do what your gloves cannot
In 2010, South Korea experienced a particularly cold winter. People couldn't activate their smartphones while wearing gloves, so they began wielding snack sausages— causing one company to see a 40% rise in sausage sales. So, what could sausages do that gloves couldn't? In other words, how do touchscreens actually work? Charles Wallace and Sajan Saini dig into the science of touchscreens. [Directed by Luis Torres, Mr. Flama, narrated by Addison Anderson].