Thursday, March 19, 2009

Haptic Technology for the iPhone

One of the questions that often occurs is how could you improve on the iPhone without changing the form factor too much. One of the things that occurred to me was mentioned was a keyboard. But it would be nice to have a keyboard that worked as well as the current one does (well better) so that it could work in both portrait and landscape mode. Is that crazy talk?

Well the idea would be to use electroheological fluid to create a keyboard dynamically. I came across some discussion on how to use it for braille and it should work equally well for creating a QWERTY keyboard - although power usage maybe a problem. For more technical discussion (and I haven't really read it except for the practical use in virtual reality gloves), Haptic Interfaces Using
Electroheological Fluids
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