Unflattening Touch Screen Buttons

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Thu, Nov 26th, 2009 10:11 by capnasty NEWS

Chris Harrison and Prof. Scott Hudson at Carnegie Mellon have developed a simple technology that turns touch screen buttons into physical buttons by using pneumatics. By using a flexible surface area with a hard backing that acts as a mask for the button shapes, an air chamber behind the backing can be pressurized or depressurized, giving shape to the buttons.

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