Microsoft is planning something big and exciting for the techno world – It is working on a technology that will change the way a smart phone works. Hong Tan, a researcher at Microsoft, believes that we are using a flawed system on smartphones and tablets. She believes we shouldn’t be limited to tapping or sliding our fingers on a glass screen.
The software giant is working on developing a touchscreen technology for mobile devices that will differ in touch sensations based on the way you tap the screen. If you type something with your touchscreen keyboard, you would feel like you are pressing a key.
If you press an on screen button, you would feel something similar to a mouse click. You would also be able to feel the weight of a folder, while dragging and dropping a group of files.
Researchers are investigating various methods to get the desired effect on screen, both on software and hardware. Different touch responses will correlate with various software features for this to happen.
Microsoft will use a variety of different methods to achieve good results. For keyboard sensation, a layer of material is kept under the glass that bends under electronic voltage. With each key press, the glass will bend.
Efforts are high and strong to make smartphones and tablets our primary computers in the near future. Such a technology will definitely be another benchmark in the digital age we are heading towards.