A group of researchers and engineers at the University of Aucklad in New Zealand have developed an incredible runner keyboard that can be stretched and bent.
This keyboard is programmable and fully streamlined, and is constructed with dielectric elastomer, a kind of extremely soft, flexible and stretchable rubber. The keyboard consists of two sensing layers that sit within a laminated structure.The layout as well as the quantity of keys can be modified by reprogramming the keyboard, allowing for numerous possibilities.
This rubber keyboard will surely be of use in the world of wearable technology. When you think of wearable gaming gadgets for example, the rubber keyboard would slot in nicely as it wouldn't interfere with players' experience of the virtual world they inhabit. Wearable technology requires wearable peripherals, and this rubber keyboard is perfect for the job.