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[1 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Video: Transparent touchscreen Smartphone – Docomo

Finally got some video of DoCoMo’s transparent touchscreen smartphone prototype at Wireless Japan 2012. As mentioned before it’s not suitable for bright areas, though the visibility is surprisingly not bad at close range. The touchscreen response was great and I can see how having two surfaces would make it easier give more complex commands, e.g. while playing a game. Looking forward to seeing this technology on the market. When they tackle to visibility factor and give us a bigger display, transparent touchscreen could be the next big thing.

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[21 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Transparent touchscreen prototype by Docomo

NTT DoCoMo has developed a portable device that not only has a transparent display, but is also touchscreen, touchscreen on both sides! Apart from being really cool, the ability to operate both sides of the screen allows the user to input more complicated gestures. Being able to input gestures on the opposite side of the screen means the user’s fingers would not obscure their view of the display. DoCoMo demonstrated the accuracy this input method by showing a Rubik’s puzzle being solved on the device. One downside of the transparent …

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[3 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Toyota’s Smartphone Card – Fun Vii [Video]

Minds were blown at Tokyo Motor Show 2011 with Toyota’s unveiling of their concept car for the “not-too-distant future”, the Fun Vii (Vehicle, Interactive, Internet). This is a car whose entire surface; both interior and exterior is a full color display. The vehicle is able to change color, display images and video, and also interact with the driver as would any internet connected personal computing device.

Their really flashy video presentation showed the driver using an augmented reality display while driving, snapping a photo with his smartphone and the transferring …

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[21 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
3D Characters You Can Touch

RePro3D is a naked eye, multi-perspective 3D display that allows users to “touch” 3D characters. Using an infra-red sensor, the system recognizes the position of the user’s finger and the displayed 3D character responds to the virtual contact. The group is also working on a device worn on the finger that simulates for the user, the sensation of touching something when the character is poked.
What are the possible uses of this technology? According to Keitaro Shimizu of Keio University:
“There are many attractive characters in animations and games, but since those …

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[27 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Concept Laptop Flips Through Data

Many complain that e-readers could never compare to the satisfaction of flipping through a book. The “Real Notebook” laptop concept was created with these people in mind. This design provides all the features of a laptop but has dual monitors, one which is sturdy that is used as a touch screen keyboard and the other which is flexible that bends to simulate the flipping of pages.
Designer Kim Min Seok proposes using bendable AMOLED screens to pull this off. I myself am really looking forward to mainstream gadgets that use flexible …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Photoelastic touch screen [Video]

Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications recently presented a touch screen system that provides tactile feedback in an interesting way.
The system uses transparent rubber applied to an LCD panel giving the user the ability to manipulate the layer of rubber while receiving real-time response. In one particular example the layer of rubber was in the shape of a human face and responded to different forms of input e.g. pokes, pulls and pinches. ….
The system has obvious applications in the entertainment market as users would be able to interact with in-game …

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