The international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) typically is a chance for electronics companies to show off new products and funky gadgets that will be imminently available in the marketplace, however, you, as the consumer, also get a heads-up on new technologies and prototypes that provide all important clues as to where interactive technology is taking us.
Much of the buzz emanating from the annual CES is surrounding touchscreen technology in all its varying forms and guises. The past 30 years have seen touchscreens evolve considerably. We are now seeing the addition of side and rear touch interaction on phones and tablets. What we have to look forward to is the curved, flexible, bendy touch screens, even touch-screens with emerging physical buttons that disappear once you’ve finished with the keyboard. These displays roll up like newspapers and are certainly the closest thing we have to a paper-like computer.
Queen’s University, Canada, and Plastic Logic are both leading the development of disruptive technology and have collaborated to showcase their version of PaperTab, a flexible, fully functional interactive touchscreen, at the CES. At this point, flexible touchscreen devices are in their development stage but one can witness the benefits to existing glass displays. The new, paper-like displays still allow natural human interaction, are lighter, thinner and more robust than glass.
Touch technology companies have been able to produce curved touch glass (Zytronic) and this has increased the areas of application and has freed designers to create with curved, multi-touch glass. The future is interactive and very much involving the touchscreen.
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