DailyDirt: Keyboards? We Don't Need Keyboards Where We're Going... (Okay, Maybe We Do)
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The future of keyboards could be really interesting... or we might be about to witness some truly cool UI train wrecks. Despite all the proposed improvements to it, though, the traditional QWERTY keyboard will probably never actually be obsolete. Here are just a few more "advancements" in the field of user input design.
- The ZeroTouch touchscreen receives input from users pointing at the air in the space within a frame. This gizmo can track 20+ fingers in its current version, so grow more fingers... or start training other people to gesture simultaneously with you. [url]
- Apple has patented a keyboard that senses what keys you're about to type before you type them. "I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg..." [url]
- A PC keyboard with a sonar sensor can tell if a person has walked away from it -- and sign out the user to prevent someone else from accessing the computer. But this still won't eliminate most PEBKAC situations. [url]
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