Items tagged with tactile

Haptics is one of the next big advances for touchscreen technology, and while there are always new ideas for tactile technology coming down the pike, the field is still wide open to innovation. NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology partnered up on an interesting concept that utilizes directional force to shift the whole touchscreen to give the user some tactile feedback. It’s actually sort of a primitive idea in some ways; there are four wires, each attached to a corner of the screen and operated by tiny motors, and they respond to input gathered by optical sensors in the bezel. What... Read more...
Tech Style Goes Tactile Intel and Ultrasuede Bring Fashion and Technology Together in Touchable Laptop PC SANTA CLARA, Calif., and NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2005 – The laptop PC is finally ready for its close-up. Previously confined to a world of monotone grays and blacks, touchable laptop PCs are now poised to break into the fashion spotlight. Intel Corporation and Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc., innovative leaders in technology and fashion, today unveiled "ultrafashionable" concept laptop PCs. The unique result of their collaboration is a laptop design that screams chic, featuring... Read more...