It’s a 1280 X 305 pixel touch screen at the top of a keyboard that allows touch input without obscuring the screen. By placing the touch panel horizontally, it should also be faster to use.
It’s based on an e-ink screen so it uses very little power. You can use it to launch apps, as a track pad or to manipulate applications.
Here’s a link to the Applied Sciences Group Projects page with more information on this and other projects they’re working on.
Do you think this would have business value?