Microsoft demonstrates technology to sense keyboard phone screen




Microsoft has shown a technology that makes it possible to get a touchscreen, allowing users to feel that they press buttons when typing on an onscreen keyboard. Detailed haptic feedback

During touch the glass bend a little bit, so that the fingers preregister that something happens when the user types a letter. This differs from current haptic feedback, because that only comes from the vibration motor of the phone and not from the spot on which the user places his finger.

The technology works with a separate glass layer over the screen of a smartphone of piezoelectric material. That layer is slightly thinner and taller if the user pressed. In the demonstration is to see that the screen is much more under the surface than a normal smartphone.

Microsoft Research haptic feedback is also used to create objects on a screen, for example, something that would be noticeable with large, changing on-screen buttons. Useful In all cases, these demonstrations of technology, which are not yet ready to be used in products that appear soon on the market used.

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