Thursday, January 03, 2013

A flat screen with keys - now that looks interesting

Tactus Technology is a US startup that is prototyping touch-screen hardware with buttons that emerge when you need the feel of a physical keyboard and disappear when you don’t. Just look at the video if you don't believe me.

The aim is to add tactile feedback to make screens feel like old-fashioned keyboards.

In 2012, 1.2 billion flatscreens were made for smartphones and 130 million for tablets. Who knows how many there are on game consoles to car navigation interfaces. 

Read about the developments in Technology Review. 

My first thoughts are how this technology will make flat screens better for older people who benefit the most from tactile feedback. 

Don't you just love technology. Dick Stroud

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