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IBM's Morphing Touchscreen Keyboard Interface 45

Posted by timothy
from the touch-me-where-you-can dept.
cylonlover writes "While most people prefer using physical keyboards and only tolerate virtual keyboards on their mobile devices for the sake of portability, onscreen keyboards do potentially offer a flexibility that can't be matched by physical keyboards. It's this flexibility that IBM is looking to take advantage of with the company recently filing a U.S. patent application for a morphing touchscreen keyboard interface that would automatically resize, reshape and reposition keys based on a user's typing style."
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IBM's Morphing Touchscreen Keyboard Interface

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  • Tactile feedback? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Andtalath (1074376) on Monday July 25, 2011 @08:08AM (#36869712)

    The main reason it's awful with touch interfaces is that you can't touch-type.
    Writing habits depend on how you sit and you can easily adapt between angles by tactile feedback.

    So, get a functioning tactile response system which is morphic.

    THEN, I'm sold.

    At least if it flexes, if not, it's bad for your fingers.

  • by Chris Mattern (191822) on Monday July 25, 2011 @10:17AM (#36871130)

    Uh, and the keyboard knows what you "meant" to type, how? It's psychic? 90% of my frustration in using computers is when it's convinced it knows what I want and it's *wrong*. "No, I don't want that. If you'll just let me specify exactly--no, I don't want that either!"

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