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Prototype of a “dynamic touchscreen” with physical keys that rise up and back down when no longer needed. Incredible.

via The Verge

This is awesome. Consider your mind blown, kids.

Gotta admit, my mind is pretty blown. It’s interesting that the growth and now ubiquity of touchscreen interfaces (iPhone, iPad, basically everything) have made a conscious effort to remove the tactile response (pinching your fingers together does not count).

For centuries, our man/machine interfaces have involved true physical feedback, especially in a more analog age. I still remember the distinct *click* of turning the channel knob and power switch on my grandparents’ old 10-channel television, which was surely both intensely designed and instantly unnoticable. There may be some bona fide connections between how our physical bodies interact with devices and our brains’ resulting emotional responses, as studies on the Wii and Kinect have shown.

Apple’s even exploring patents on creating true physical textures in their flat-panel touchscreens, as part of an effort called haptic technology.

(Source: vimeo.com)

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    Not sure how I feel about this been put into tech, but the applications would be interesting.
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    Prototype of a “dynamic touchscreen” with physical keys that rise up and back down when no longer needed. Incredible.
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    Wow. Hate the voiceover guy but this is amazing. I would want to be the CEO of tactus right now.
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