Over the past years, users are so used to the touch screens of smartphones and tablets, which even can not imagine how you can do without them. But over time, instead of touchscreen mobile devices may begin to use the new, more convenient input method.
Microsoft has patented a noncontact alternative to touch screen
Microsoft has patented in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office technology, showing that is working on a non-contact method of input that can find a use in future Surface devices, says Alan Friedman (Alan Friedman) on the resource page phonearena.com with reference to PatentlyApple.
The technology will allow the tablet to visually perceive performed by the user gestures. To do this would be to use a depth camera, such Camera TrueDepth, known for the Apple iPhone X.
Patent application appeared in the first quarter of 2016. In this context it should be noted that in the modern TrueDepth Camera used a series of projected lines and points are displayed on the picture screen.
With this technology Apple could equip the upcoming iPhone TrueDepth Camera
In the patent Microsoft has also noted that the IO subsystem can also be used in laser technology, known as Time-Of-Flight. It is reported that Apple is considering the application of this technology in the coming TrueDepth camera Camera, which will be located on the front panel of the new iPhone.
Image to the patent show how the user’s finger controls the cursor position on the screen without touching the display. Other actions, including multitouch capability, requires more than one finger and can also be carried out without touching your device screen. It is reported that by the considered technology can be tracked and other objects, including a stylus. It can be not only replaced the touchscreen, but also complementary to other input methods including, in addition to the touchscreen, keyboard, mouse and game controller. The input method for the users plays a huge role, because it interacts with any computer, including from a mobile device.
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