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New Kyocera touch screen “like pushing real buttons”

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New Kyocera touch screen “like pushing real buttons”
At the Digital Contents Expo 2012 in Japan, Kyocera lifted the curtain off a display panel which can provide the “click” feeling of physically pushing a key and deliver a variety of other tactile sensations.

This technology takes traditional haptics to a whole new level and is nothing like the SurePress technology used by RIM for the BlackBerry Storm 2. By using piezoelectricity, the screens can vibrate back and forth with incredible speed thus mimicking the sensation of actually touching a button. Moreover, the feedback generated can also provide different sensations for different types of “buttons.” Depending on how it is programmed, the panel can reproduce a solid “click” or softer “gel” type feedback.  Such differences in feedback would be possible by adjusting the frequency of the electrical current.  Innovations like this would go a long way to help with typing accuracy. 

According to a reporter from RocketNews24, this is the real deal, “The buttons on the touch screen actually feel like touching the real thing…” The applications for this kind of technology are easy to grasp, cars, medical devices, gaming consoles, tablets and of course, smartphones, all of which would be measurably easier to use in many ways with screens like this.

Kyocera is forecasting that these panels will be in over 2 billion devices by 2017.

sources: ITmedia (Japan) via RocketNews24




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posted on 08 Nov 2012, 02:20 1

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I would love to have this on my next phone, whatever it may be. It's annoying when I type too fast and the auto-correction can't keep up or when it doesn't cover a certain word.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 02:34 2

3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


its about time we had tactile screens on our devices

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 02:29 2

2. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i would like to see that thing on my Lumia

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 02:38

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


this. Tactile haptic feedback!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 05:46 2

5. VJo003 (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Innovation with a a Capital 'I'

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:10 1

6. bvalde09 (Posts: 171; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Was Kyocera still alive? Hard to believe

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 21:56

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


uuummmm,yes!! they power most of the photocopier her in my place... aside from canon! :)

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:43

7. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Now, lets try and combine this with Senseg touch feedback!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 12:52

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2235; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This is pretty cool.

Now if Kyocera could just FINALLY make a decent android device, it could be a great phone to have with this tech.

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