Sunday, April 4, 2010

Feel the touchscreen with “Artificial Muscle”

Artificial 'muscles' may pump up touch-screen typing

A Sunnyvale company called Artificial Muscle says its thin plastic "muscle" can push a glass screen ever so slightly, nudging back on a texting finger to create the sensation of typing on a real keyboard.

If the tactile feedback is realistic enough, the technology could add momentum behind touch-screen devices in a market where keyboard phones like the BlackBerry are struggling to keep customers from switching.

 How Artificial Muscle works


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