• Smartball keyboard of the future enables users to “feel” textures and surfaces


  • Tired of negotiating your way around your keyboard, mouse, remote control, game controller and all those peripherals you’ve hoarded up? Take designer Laura Lahti’s design concept and your life could probably be a lot simpler! Called the Smartball, this device made of e-textile fabric fulfills the functions of all the above mentioned peripherals and could in future be the next generation keyboard! The Smartball will aide in developing 3D augmented reality experiences, enabling engineers, architects, and surgeons to twist, pinch, pull and grab virtual simulations while feeling the texture of the materials they interact with virtually, using tactile feedback!


  • [Behance]

    Topics: Gadgets Tags: on December 22, 2011
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