<![CDATA[Touch Panel Control]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:52:41 +0000 http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/skin/frontend/default/tpc2/images/rss-png.png Touch Panel Control http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[NEC develops touch panel which responds with physical feedback]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/NEC-develops-touch-panel-which-responds-with-physical-feedback/ d1fe173d08e959397adf34b1d77e88d7 Touch panels are widely available in the modern world because users love the intuitive nature of the interface and developers like to create context-sensitive setups which are not tethered to the limitations of physical buttons.

There have even been resistive touch panels in the past which have offered haptic feedback, effectively vibrating the device slightly when an input is registered.

However, NEC could be developing the next generation of intuitive touch panel technology, as it has created a device which responds with directional force feedback, according to Ubergizmo.

For this to work, the four corners of the touch panel can be manipulated by wires within the device, with the tensile force exerted on them dictating the type of feedback which is delivered and the direction from which it appears to originate.

Other than the improved feedback potential, this object should be able to function just like any other touch panel display, so it could easily find its way into tablets and smartphones in the future.

From a practical point of view, this type of technology will bypass the complaints about the lack of tactility to typical touch panel interactions and create a more immersive user experience.

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