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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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7 Featured, 58 Examples:
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Date Range:
Sep 10 — Jun 11
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Featured Examples

Sensational Tactile Timepieces
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
play_circle_filled Pliable Film Smartphones
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
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
play_circle_filled Tactile Timekeepers
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
play_circle_filled Magical Touch Displays
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
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
play_circle_filled Interactive Cranial Instruments
Interactive Cranial Instruments
Touch-Sensitive MIDI Music Hats Are a Bizarre Way to Play Songs
These MIDI Music Hats by Sunny Oh and Anna Obikane are an unusual interactive form of musicianship. The wool hats are embedded with pressure-sensitive sensors and LED lights, inviting friends or passersby… MORE

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