Tagged: Virtual keyboard

Samsung patent suggests smartwatch with projectable virtual user-interface and display

samsung patent smartwatch

Although, most of the blogosphere thinks it’s too futuristic to be nearing production, Samsung’s new patent has still created quite a buzz in industry as well as in the blogosphere. Smartwatch makers are working hard to overcome limitations posed by tiny space for user-interface and SkinTrack is on good example of how to overcome it. On the same lines, Samsung has applied for a patent showing illustration of how it would solve this problem in a sci-fi way: using projection technology to project user-interface onto forearm, on wrists, along the length of the arm, and even on large surfaces like doors and walls for larger projection. Read More…

NEC develops ARmKeypad – Augmented Reality keyboard for your arm

-NEC-ARmKeypads Augmented-Reality-Keyboard

Fancy a scenario wherein Iron Man style you could control your mobile devices from a keyboard on the forearm? If you do, NEC has just made it possible with their keyboard for the sleeve of your hand called the ARmKeypad. According to NEC, a user can project an augmented reality keyboard on their forearm using eyeglasses and a smartwatch. The special pair of glasses allows the user to see the keyboard projected on the arm, which will not be visible to anyone else. Read More…

Student develops glove to type anywhere or play musical instrument with finger movement

Malav shah sensor glove

Wearable technology is becoming the next big fad in technology. If you haven’t had the taste of wearable technology for your typing chores just yet, here is 15-year old Texas-based R.C. Clark High School student Malav Shah, who has developed a prototype glove with sensors to read finger motions and translate the same into data which can be easily displayed on a computer or a nearby device. Malav brought his invention to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg. Malav was one among 1,702 finalists from more than 70 countries at the event. Read More…

Senseboard virtual keyboard for wearables is an all new typing experience [w/video]

Senseboard virtual reality keyboard for wearables

With the advent of wearable computing, the need for supporting input devices is rising, and to fuel this need, researchers around the world are working overtime to create intuitive peripherals for modern times. Going along the same lines, research headed by Lars Asplund, Professor Emeritus in Robotics at Malardalen University (MDH), Sweden is onto a virtual keyboard that perfectly syncs with ultra-modern wearables. With years into the making this wearable input device called Senseboard is a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass or Oculus Rift, as well as mobile devices and computers, for a very surreal typing experience.
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Samsung Galaxy Glass to have palm projected keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Glass augmented reality virutal palm keyboard

It is no surprise that the trend started by Google Glasses has sparked a fire that is engulfing every electronic giant’s imagination into making one for themselves too. Samsung has not been in the hiding like others, and has revealed it is making smart glasses that are better than Google Glasses. Christened as Samsung Galaxy Glass, the smart glasses are slated to be unveiled in the latter half of this year or early months of 2015. Some say it is going to be released at the same time as the release of Galaxy Note 4 which is good news for Samsung lovers who are longing for the ultimate smartphone, smartwatch and smart glass combo.
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Minuum keyboard unveiled as a dedicated app for upcoming smartwatches

Minuum keyboard

Yesterday, we fleetingly mentioned how smartwatches are gradually evolving beyond their accessory credentials to be viewed as serious communication devices. And, as we all know, answering to emails and messages form a crucial component of every credible communication device. Unfortunately, the smartwatches tend to lag behind in that regard, especially since they have smaller touchscreen sizes than conventional smartphones. Well, not anymore; Toronto-based startup Whirlscape have devised their special Minuum keyboard that can be pre-loaded into a smartwatch contraption. The software keyboard is designed in such a manner so as to make typing much easier and intuitive, while not taking much of the valuable screen space.

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Virtual projection keyboard technology with haptic feedback on palm of your hand

Virtual projection keyboard technology with haptic feedback on palm of your hand

3D projection systems and interfaces are going to be the future of technology implied in gizmos and gadgets which already are an integral part of our life. Just like the 3dim Tech’s gesture control technology, the design team over at University of Tokyo headed by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and Hiroyuki Shinoda have developed a interface system that projects a virtual keyboard or any other interactive display on your hand, paper or any other random surface for providing input to your gadget(s). Powered by around 2,000 ultrasonic wave emitters that provide haptic feedback for action or pressure on the keyboard keys that are virtually projected on your hand, the new technology has immense potential for the future.
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CES 2013: CTX Virtual Technologies to reveal its minicomputer with virtual keyboard and mouse

Looking to provide its consumers with heightened sense of interactivity and new age gadgets as well as accessories CTX Virtual Technologies will showcase its line up of high end electronics for modern day geeks at CES 2013. Operating under two different subsidiaries; Celluon Technology Holdings Ltd. (Canadian corporation engaged in design and manufacturing of virtual 3D electronic projection) and Kaibida International Limited ( PDA, smartphone and telecommunication devices manufacturing company) CTX is now looking to offer embedded projection keyboard, hand held mobile phone and other virtual input device.
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