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Tactus makes real, physical buttons appear on your touchscreen

Tactus Technology tease its morphing touchscreen, makes physical buttons appear from nowhere.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jan 13 2014 2:21 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Tactus Technology has shown off some impressive technology, a morphing touchscreen which creates physical buttons from your buttonless touchscreen. Tactus' technology works by providing "application-controlled, completely transparent physical buttons that rise up from the touch-screen surface on demand."

Tactus makes real, physical buttons appear on your touchscreen | TweakTown.com

When the buttons are enabled, they pop up onto the screen, when disabled they recede back into the screen, leaving your once smooth and flat touchscreen back in its original state. Tactus enables the Tactile Layer, which is called microfluidics. These microfluidics are small channels that are routed throughout the Tactile Layer, allowing fluid to expand the top polymer layer, which creates physical buttons.

It sounds impressive, but it'll be more impressive once we see Tactus' technology built into the devices we know and love, and use.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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