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Right click also on touchscreens

A lot can be done with Touchscreens, but there is only one way to click. a bit like in the old Macs with a single button, maybe Steve Jobs wanted just that. But the world loves the right click, to have access to context menus and other functions. Currently on the iPhone […]

A lot can be done with Touchscreens, but there is only one way to click. a bit like in the old Macs with a single button, maybe Steve Jobs wanted just that. But the world loves the right click, to have access to context menus and other functions. At the moment on the iPhone and iPad, and on all other Touchscreens was not possible, until today. Chris Harrison, interaction designer at Carnegie Mellon University. He found a solution called TapSense. For the moment a prototype, but very advanced. It can recognize four different ways of touching the screen: with your finger, your fingertip, your knuckle or your foot. This means that you have the possibility of recalling four different sets of functions, with just one touch. This function can be really useful for more complex applications, which have many functions, such as photo editing programs, or business management systems. But TapSense also has an shape-shifter, recognizes even if you touch the screen with different materials or not with your fingers, for example a plastic or wooden stylus. The possibilities are really many. Here the documentation.

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