What Comes After the Touch Screen?

Author Chinavasion Marketing 8.11.2012. | 15:48

Gesture control, devices that recognize different people, and tricks to make a screen feel as if it has physical buttons could be coming to your gadgets.

In a few short years, the technologies found in today’s mobile devices—touch screens, gyroscopes, and voice-control software, to name a few—have radically transformed how we access computers.

Researchers from around the world demonstrated new ideas for computer interaction at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. One of the most eye-catching, and potentially promising, ideas that was on show makes it possible to perform complex tasks with a flick of the wrist or a snap of the fingers.

“We see new hardware, like devices activated by tongue movement or muscle-flexing, or prototypes that build on technology we already have in our hands, like Kinect, Wii, or the sensors built into existing phones,” said Rob Miller, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the chair of the conference.

Read more at TechnologyReview

Author Chinavasion Marketing 8.11.2012. | 15:48
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  1. Mike from QMI Flue Gas Analysers November 8, 18:26

    That technology looks stunning. You have to wonder though at what point we’ll crest the hill of benefit from enhanced levels of interaction and usability will start to suffer. You only have to look at the computer games industry for an example, whilst the Wii was a stunningly successful gimmick the enhanced interaction actually hurt usability levels which has lead to a huge decrease in popularity whilst competitors such as Xbox and Playstation have stayed strong after settling for the industry standard controller.

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