Use The Force or Let’s Twist Again….Force Sensative UMPC
Craving a bit deeper, more meaningful interaction action with your touchscreen gadget, like maybe stretching or squeezing it? Do you already think this touch-screen haptic feedback is getting a little old-hat by itself?
Well, it seems that Microsoft thinks so.
Their researchers have come up with a prototype of force-sensingÂ cleverness that’ll let you apply different kinds of force to a device, like twisting or bending, to do stuff like flip through document pages or swing through applications.
They’veÂ modded a Samsung UMPC and slapped on four sensors that detect how you’re trying to manipulate it, so it doesn’t have to actually be flexible. The researchers think the tech will complementâ€”not replace mind youâ€”touchscreens, making devices more active and engaging, not to mention smaller, since space-wasting buttons will be unnecessary – AWwwwwwwwwwwwww………..poor buttons!!
But lets face it – the Japanese love their retro gaming controllers so they will keep the button-love alive I’m sure!!