A different form of “Tactile Feedback”


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This actually works. I touched it. I played with it. And I fantasized about a bubble wrap app.

Tactus Technology stopped by our CES booth for a short demo of its crazy touch-screen technology. Using microfluid technology (and a bit of magic), Tactus’s solution produces honest-to-goodness buttons that raise out of the touchscreen. And then, just as quickly as they appear, they disappear when not needed. There wasn’t another technology or gadget that drew as big a crowd at our booth. Not the Pebble Watch, not the Oculus Rift, not the Razer Edge. All of our staff had to touch what we all hope will eventually become standard in touchscreens — real buttons.

In the video above, Tactus’ CEO and Founder, Craig Ciesla, explains the technology better than I can. Here’s a white paper (PDF) on the subject, too. But never mind how…

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