Touch screen users can now reach through it
November 18 , 2013
Students and researchers at MIT have revealed a new fascinating invention, which can enable users to reach through a touch screen and interact with various things.
The device, inFORM has the capability of remotely turning 3-D data into physical representations.
"The idea is to allow the interactive space to go beyond the display space or screen space," Jacob Wobbrock of the University of Washington said. He mentioned that the same concept could also work for other devices such as smart phones.
"As devices continue to shrink, they comprise the screen space," he said. However, this project allows you to "reclaim the surrounding area for interactivity."