Tactile Tech (UPDATE)

Touch technology moves from phones & computers to everyday items
Implications - Phones, computers and tablets have been invaded by touch technology, but not until recently has this feature made its way into the design of other types of products. Offering convenience and sleek design, touch-activated watches, measuring tools and even vehicles are joining the tactile crusade. This rise in “touchnology” shows how new technological features and functions can never be discounted from other industries and products—no matter how far removed.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 69,133 Total Clicks Sep 10 - Jun 11
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Sensational Tactile Timepieces - The Rub. Feel. Know Watch Gives You a Sense of the Hour
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 17,030 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 11
Sensational Tactile Timepieces
The Rub. Feel. Know Watch Gives You a Sense of the Hour
For many, looking at their wristwatch to read the time is not an issue, but for the visually impaired population, something like the Rub. Feel. Know Watch is sure to enhance one's independence. There… [More]
Pliable Film Smartphones - The PaperPhone Promotes a Different Twist on Tactile Tech Interaction
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 13,268 Clicks Pub: May 7, 11
Pliable Film Smartphones
The PaperPhone Promotes a Different Twist on Tactile Tech Interaction
The standard of human-gadget interaction seems to have settled with the action of poking, but the PaperPhone prototype suggests an entirely different way of operating your handset. Queen’s University… [More]
Touchscreen Motor Homes - Habitat+ from Teo Song Wei is Perfect for Tech-Head Outdoorsmen
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 15,143 Clicks Pub: May 19, 11
Touchscreen Motor Homes
Habitat+ from Teo Song Wei is Perfect for Tech-Head Outdoorsmen
The future of the mobile home is going to be a small one if designer Teo Song Wei's Habitat+ concept is any indication. Habitat+ is a conceptual vehicle that shares similarities with both an RV and a car,… [More]
Tactile Timekeepers - The Haptica Braille Watch Indicates the Hour to Your Fingertips
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Warm 18,587 Clicks Pub: Feb 6, 11
Tactile Timekeepers
The Haptica Braille Watch Indicates the Hour to Your Fingertips
There are a couple of means by which the visually impaired can check the time; however, neither quite matches the intuitive potential of the Haptica Braille Watch. Designed by David Chavez, this textured… [More]
Magical Touch Displays - Recompose by Mit Media Lab Represents a Bold New Touchscreen Future
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Mild 2,661 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 11
Magical Touch Displays
Recompose by Mit Media Lab Represents a Bold New Touchscreen Future
The Recompose by MIT Media Lab is a futuristic cross between a keyboard, a touchscreen and a three-dimensional media display. Made up of 120 interactive tiles, which rise and fall based on user input,… [More]
Tactile Measuring Tools - The Smart Finger Measurement Device Digitizes Human Approximations
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 2,444 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 10
Tactile Measuring Tools
The Smart Finger Measurement Device Digitizes Human Approximations
With the Smart Finger, the days I use the inaccurate method of measuring length with my fingers may be long gone. Allowing you to digitize your approximations, the Smart Finger are like two tech thimbles… [More]
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