New Kyocera touch screen “like pushing real buttons”

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



1. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its about time we had tactile screens on our devices

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i would like to see that thing on my Lumia

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

this. Tactile haptic feedback!

5. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Innovation with a a Capital 'I'

6. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Was Kyocera still alive? Hard to believe

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

7. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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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