Researchers at IIT-M are developing a fresh touchscreen technology. Letting the user touch the surface of the image as the finger traverses the contact cover is a special part of the latest years of touchscreen technology created by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M).
The existing touchscreens can only detect finger-touch locations
Existing touchscreens can only detect finger touch locations, but new technologies enable new levels of interaction on smooth physical surfaces, from sharp edges, switches, and rich textures.
According to the researchers, this is the next generation of touch display technology that can create a wide variety of textures, from smooth to rough, with sharp edges, switches, and rich textures.
The iTad has no moving parts. Instead, a built-in multi-touch sensor recognizes finger movements and adjusts surface friction in software. By controlling the electric field using a physical phenomenon called “electrostatic adhesion”.
Merkel Haptics, a start-up company founded at the IIT Madras Research Park, has collaborated with researchers at Touchlab to advance the technology.
“This is the age of iTad. Technology can take your online shopping experience to the next level. You can touch and feel things before you buy them on an e-commerce platform. 30% are due to inconsistent user experience.
Merkel Haptics CEO P V Padmapriya said the Touch Lab prototype could become a product within a year.
“Our goal is to bring a small device similar to a computer mouse to every desk to improve the experience. You provided valuable feedback.
Professor Manivannan said that current computer touch screens can only detect the position of a finger on the screen and do not provide feedback. “When you add feedback, your interactions with your computer become tangible. The iTad is unlike anything else on the market.