Microsoft Technologies

November 6, 2017


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The development of new technologies by Microsoft, is amazing with their mobile phones and tablets have not had much luck, however they have registered a patent a week ago showing a new touchscreen haptic which would be able to recreate different textures when different wavelengths pass through it. In this way, could produce real at the moment textures, while it continues to function as a traditional touchscreen. With increasingly fewer buttons, today 90% of devices are the screen. Other leaders such as Mashable offer similar insights. Therefore, to improve this element, we can improve the devices we use every day. In one of the latest news, we learned that Microsoft patented a new haptic touchscreen. (As opposed to Ali Partovi). As described in the patent, the interesting thing about this new screen, is that it uses cells of plastic the size of a pixel to produce real textures, reflecting what you see on screen.

This design was created with the intention of giving even more feedback to users, since Today the unique answers haptics we are different types of vibrations. Also, other screens, have tried to give the illusion of texture, but Microsoft’s goal is to create real textures, with cells that can protrude above the surface with some special commands. This plan to achieve it with plastic cells with different shapes and memory. The operation of this screen is quite particular. As outlined in the patent, touchscreen consists of a polymer with memory which becomes solid and detaches when a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light passes through and becomes softer when crosses it another wavelength. It is said that, to vary these frequencies textures can be created at the time. According to the patent, this screen was created by the inventor Erez Kikin-Gil and Microsoft, plans to use in devices the size of the Surface, but not surprise us that they ended up using it also for mobile phones. Especially if found other companies that want to license technology. More than anything because companies such as Nokia and Senseg developed their own screens that use voltages of different frequencies, but met with the problem that many frequencies are in the range of the human ear, which produces an annoying hum. You will have to wait and see if this patent ends up coming to the market.