Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Phones with feeling are more useful

NewScientistTech reports on phones with feelings that could be useful:

University of Glasgow researchers say typing errors on handheld device screens can be reduced by using actuators like those that make cellphones vibrate.

The group used software to make the actuator move in different ways, such as smoothly or jerkily, to give the feel of keys.

The team found that cell-phone users' typing speed and accuracy were significantly closer to results they achieved using a real keyboard.

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