Posts Tagged 'touch screen'

New Android Keyboard Layout Makes Typing 1/3 Faster

According to BusinessInsider –

Smartphone and tablet typists are being urged to abandon the qwerty keyboard layout for a new design it’s claimed will make them more than a third faster. Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a keyboard for handheld touchscreens called KALQ that allows typing 34 per cent faster. It will be released as a free Android app.

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New Touch Screen Creates Physical Buttons

According to TG Daily –

Tactus Technology is showcasing its next-gen mobile tactile tech at SID Display Week 2012 in Boston. Essentially, Tactus has created a Tactile Layer component that  generates a haptic user interface (UI) with real physical buttons, guidelines, and shapes which rise out of the surface from any touchscreen. A Tactus spokesperson told TG Daily that its layer panel is the “world’s first” deformable tactile surface capable of creating dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel in advance of entering data into the device.  So how does it work? Well, Tactus uses microfluidic technology to create physical buttons that rise from the touchscreen to give users the experience or feeling of operating a physical keyboard. When no longer needed, the buttons recede back into the touchscreen, leaving no trace of their presence. The Tactile Layer panel is a completely flat, transparent, dynamic surface that adds no extra thickness to the standard touchscreen display since it replaces a layer of the already existing display stack.

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TeslaTouch Technology [video]

This video explains a promising new technology which enables tactile feedback on touch screens. I wonder if this will ever make it into production.


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