Because Tactus Techonology, the company behind this innovation just released a simple video presentation of what they created. It is a microfluidic keyboard that pump-in fluid that “inflates” regions to create raised protrusions on the screen. However, Pocket Now states some limitations which we are hoping Tactus will do something:
Right now, there are plenty of limitations with the technology. For instance, it’s still the phone’s capacitive sensor that’s detecting your fingertips, so unlike a mechanical keyboard, there’s no direct connection between touching a key and it registering your input. You also won’t get the same sort of key travel that you do with a hardware keyboard, even on a phone, which could take some getting used to.
Here is the video. Just click the play button.
Tactus Technology Introduction
Video Credit: Tactus Technology Inc./Vimeo
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