This approach is really cool. My wife is an artist and this is exactly what she has been looking for in a design pad. Plus the ability to adjust the response features would be a great help to someone like me who had big fingers and nerve damage. I get really frustrated with touch screens that can only be manipulated with a stylist, which is usually no longer with the device or lost.
I look forward to seeing this technology adapted to more touch sensitive applications. The current implementations help most people with nimble fingers, but those of us who are not as nimble sometimes have problems.