Touch screens have been one of the most important innovations of our time and they revolutionized our everyday tech. But how about an elastic touch screen? Yeah thats right! Its a reality now, bringing a whole new perspective to touch screens. Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT’s Media Lab have created Obake, a new form of a touchscreen. Obake allows users to make all forms of possible manipulations. The screen itself is on an elastic surface and you can perform pulls, pushes and pinches on that surface. Cameras measure the level of these pulls, pushes and pinches and then tells the surface to display what you have done.
Surprisingly, the image still remains in two dimensions but its the surface or the screen that changes shape and hence you see a 3D image. So till now, all technology enthusiasts have been trying to modify the images to 3D on a flat screen, but Obake has changed this concept totally since its the surface which changes to give you a 3D experience.
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