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The future of man/machine interfaces

On December 11, 2003, in Technology, by Administrator
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I am using a Touchstream keyboard right now, both at work and at home. It is a zero resistance keyboard with mouse and gesturing. What can I do with gesturing? A more appropriate question is what can’t I do. If you seen the movie Minority Report, you’ve seen a gesturing interface when Tom Cruise interacts with gloves. Well, with this keyboard, there are no gloves, but all gestures are conducted via finger interactions with the keyboard. For example, I can minimize windows, search, cut, paste and about 100 other things simply by moving my hands on the keyboard or gently touching it with certain finger combinations. Pretty amazing stuff that you have to see to believe.

Don’t get me wrong, this keyboard requires a lot of work to get used to. I type at a slower speed and have had to overcome some really bad habits. However, I see this as an investment in the future as would not be surprised to see this technology replace our traditional concepts of computers and mice. Fact is, I haven’t touched my mouse in two weeks as the keyboard provides all the input capabilities I need. You can check them out for yourself at www.fingerworks.com

 

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