Educational Technology

April 19, 2013

Buttons That Feel Clickable

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Katherine Bourzac, Technology Review

Transparent, shape-changing plastics could make touch screens and keyboards that stimulate users’ sense of touch. A very thin keyboard that uses shape-changing polymers to replicate the feel and sound of chunky, clicking buttons could be in laptops and ultrabooks next year. Strategic Polymers Sciences, the San Francisco-based company that developed the keyboard, is working on transparent coatings that would enable this feature in touch screens.

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