Mitsumi haptic input device could enable one-handed mobile operation

Darren Murph
D. Murph|02.23.08

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Darren Murph
February 23rd, 2008
Mitsumi haptic input device could enable one-handed mobile operation

If you're frustrated with how difficult it is to control your touchscreen-based mobile with just one hand, Mitsumi clearly feels your pain. At a recent presentation, the outfit highlighted a new haptic input device that would ideally be situated on the rear of a handset / PMP and enable users to activate applications without having to use another hand to do so. The device consists of "a sheet with small protrusions, a resistance sensitive touch pad and switches," and while the prototype was a tad unsightly, the firm is hoping to reduce the thickness before taking it commercial. Yeah, we're patiently waiting for mind control, but we suppose this would do in the meantime.

[Via FarEastGizmos]
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