Tactus Technology has created a haptic touchscreen panel that "rises" to create a three-dimensional keyboard. Writing an e-mail on your tablet? Individual letter keys form small bumps for easier typing. When you're done, the keyboard reverts back to a standard, flat touchscreen.
While Tactus Technology isn't making any devices of its own, it's easy to see the appeal of having such a panel on mainstream gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and gaming devices. The company is taking a now commonplace experience -- typing on a flat screen -- and making it a more natural, physical interaction. And it does so without sacrificing the rest of the touchscreen experience.
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