Elastic touchscreen prototype lets you pinch and zoom in ’2.5D’

Elastic touchscreen prototype lets you pinch and zoom in ’2.5D’

Touchscreen technology may have evolved over the years to offer true multi-touch and give us control of our digital workspaces, but flat glass displays largely lack any type of tactile feedback. A new prototype designed by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT’s Media Lab, called Obake, looks to bring even more touch to the touchscreen — using actuators, depth cameras, a projector, and a silicone screen to make pinch-to-zoom and other gestures a 3D reality. Continue reading…

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Elastic touchscreen prototype lets you pinch and zoom in ’2.5D’

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