Video: Student creates a working iPhone keyboard on paper

Video: Student creates a working iPhone keyboard on paper
A student at Goldsmiths, University of London was able to create a virtual keyboard for his iPhone. Florian Kräutli developed an application which uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to pick up vibrations caused by tapping on the surface.

In the video, he places a piece of paper with the stencil of a keyboard on a table, then places his iPhone on the paper. The device has to be placed close in order to pick up the vibrations being generated, and calibrate the different definitions for those vibrations. In reality, the paper is just a guide, and you will see soon enough that it is not really needed.

Kräutli used a jailbroken iPhone 4 to create his software which he is developing for an assignment looking at user interfaces. The possibilities for something like this are pretty intriguing. As technology advances allowing the accelerometers to be more precise without sacrificing power demands, imagine being able to place your tablet or phone somewhere, calibrating the vibration of the surface, and then shooting off that lengthy email you need to send without making your thumbs do all the work.

sources: The Telegraph via Redmond Pie



1. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Might want to check your finger bro, it's probably busted up.

2. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Awesome! This is the kind of innovation and thinking outside the box that we need!

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1603; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hahahahahahaha I always welcome innovations but this one didn't make sense to me at all :(

4. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

He better patent this idea quick. Before some company takes it and calls it revolutionary and innovative.

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh yes!! Before Apple spends tons of money to create this and call it the innovation iPaper keyboard.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Darn! Paper-keyboard with qwerty keys patent on Apple's to-do list.

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