There's no shoddy workmanship here – these screens are meant to move. NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a display which is anchored with adjustable wires at each of its four corners, resulting in a screen which can jerk and move in relation to what's on it.
Normal haptic vibration lets you know you've hit an onscreen object, but touching something alone doesn't tell you exactly where it is. If the screen itself moves then you have a much more immersive experience. Imagine feeling the heft of a riled up bird flying across the screen, or having the screen move to represent directions in a navigation app.
There's no timeline for its release as yet. The tech itself works, but looks quite clunky at the moment. There's also stiff competition from Senseg's Feel technology or Apple's own virtual button tech which could find its way into the iPhone 5 – so who know which next-gen screen tech will come out on top? In the meantime, check out the tech in action below:
This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv
Copyright © Stuff.tv
Issue: 324 | February 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.