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Microsoft shows off Adaptive Keyboard prototype

Posted on Friday, August 13 2010 @ 17:06:16 CEST by


Microsoft showed off a prototype of an Adaptive Keyboard, it's basically a combination of a keyboard and a large touchscreen. There are no plans to commercialize the technology though, the keyboard is only intended to be used by students participating in this year's UIST Student Innovation Contest. More info can be found at Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group page.
What’s an Adaptive Keyboard? It is a research prototype developed by Microsoft Hardware to explore how combining display and input capabilities in a keyboard can allow users to be more productive. The keyboard incorporates a large, touch-sensitive display strip at the top. In addition, the display continues underneath the keys, allowing the legends to be modified in real time. This lets you do things like change the character set to a different language or display command icons.





 



 

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