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We all seen that devices with keyboard-less touch screens have largely outflanked those with physical keys.
Tactus introduces world’s first dynamic deformable tactile surface capable of creating dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel them.
Tactus uses innovative microfluidic technology to create physical buttons that rise from the touchscreen to give users the experience of operating a physical keyboard. When no longer needed, the buttons recede back into the touchscreen, leaving no trace of their presence. See more for video.
Tactus Technology announced that the touchscreen display has the same thickness as the regular ones and is completely flat, so if you don’t need the physical buttons, then you won’t even know what kind of display you are using.
One more useful thing is that the physical buttons can even be pressed, so they don’t only act as tactile buttons. It feels exactly like a regular keyboard. And once the technology evolves more, we will probably be able to use is in more cases and allow the display to take more forms and shapes.