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More tactile user interface possibilities

On Fastdesign.com there isa post titled: MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch. This is a thought provoking view of whole other approaches to deliver a user interfaces. The graphics in the post were very effective. Here is a version of what was placed on YouTube:

 

 

 

I actually thought about a similar approach for the blind over a decade ago, but on a smaller scale so it could be attached to the body. With enough use, the brain should be able to be trained to see using other parts of their body and haptic feedback. You may not have to use little pins in order to get the same effect, so the maintenance issues could be reduced as well.

 

This video is another interesting example of these techniques – once again on a large scale.

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