Friday, August 12, 2011

Touchscreen inventor: Forget 3D, haptics is the future of mobile screens


>>But according to Synaptics technology strategist Andrew Hsu, father of the capacitive touchscreen, the future of touchscreens could more likely lie in haptics, technology which would allow us to feel individual touchscreen elements.

“Where I see the next frontier of UI (user interface) control is that we now want to try and recreate the tactility we lost from traditional hardware interfaces,” Hsu said in an interview with VentureBeat. Refined haptics could bring us full circle in mobile interfaces, allowing us to feel software keyboards and buttons as if they were physical elements from cellphones in pre-iPhone days.

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