Just by using magnet, Andrea Bianchi along with his colleague Ian Oakley have shown how a touch screen device can fully be operated without touching the screen.

What are you thinking?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

Appcessories are App and Accessory combo devices – where an add-on for an iPad or iPhone has been specifically engineered to interact with a matching app to provide new functionality. But whenever a user wants to do something with a touchscreen device, he/she has to touch the screen. But is it possible to do the same thing without touching the screen? Yes! It’s possible. Just by using magnet, tangible interface designer and inventor Andrea Bianchi along with his colleague, Ian Oakley have shown how a touchscreen device can fully be operated without touching the screen.


Magnetic Appcessories

Whenever a user wants to call or text someone, listen to song or go inside of a touchscreen device, he/she has to touch the screen of that device. But magnets can do the same thing without touching. To be more specific, magnetic tokens can take place anywhere around a touch screen device, requiring no user or any active electrical components to touch the screen not even for a single moment but can perform the same thing.

Magnet Appcessories

Andrea Bianchi and Ian Oakley used 3 magnets (small, medium and large) that had very strong magnetic field. All the small, medium and large magnets had 2mm thickness, but the small magnet had 0.5 cm diameter and 400 gauss; the medium had 1 cm diameter and 1000 gauss, and the large magnet had 2 cm diameter and 1500 gauss.

Magnets

They kept the magnets 10cm away from the device’s border. The software they used simply read a cumulative value of the magnetic field strength and direction (measurable changes on the magnetic field) of each magnet.

Difference Between Magnet And iDevice

Be noted, it’s not must that multiple magnets have to be used at a time. It can be used individually like one magnet will be used for the strength, one for the direction. But if the magnets are used together then these magnets will measure strength and direction at a time.

Magnets Measuring

However, if anyone is worried about his/her iPhone or iPad may become damaged or malfunctioned, then need to tell you that keeping the magnets at a good distance from the iDevices won’t damage or malfunction the user’s electronic device. Here’s a demo video of Magnetic Appcessories.

Till now, Bianchi and Oakley haven’t released any app, but they are planning to work on an open source toolbox to help other developers working with magnets. Andrea will represent the technique at the upcoming ACM TEI 2013 conference in Barcelona.

Source : Makezine

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Senior Citizens Prefer Human Help Than Robots For Personal Tasks

[Tips] How To Know Who Tried To Input Wrong Password On Your Android
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On October 31, 2012(2 years, 0 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

My tutorial is for those who wants to delete those history partially or fully or to disable those if they want.
This tutorial will show you how to stop those videos in your Android mobile not to play automatically.
This tutorial will help you to Disable Auto-Update Of Android Apps in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial will help you to clear search history from your Google Play Store in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial is about restoring your deleted WhatsApp chat history in Android for at most 7 days data.
Today I am going to show you how to save places in Android Google Maps and then retrieving those places in Google Maps from any devices.
Do you know that you can turn a shoe box into a phone projector? Don't believe this? See for yourself inside.
Apple has published a new guide detailing how Android users will be able to switch their contents from Android to iPhone.
The trick will let you to check your Facebook messages in the original app without downloading Messenger and it works with both iPhone or Android phone.
Want to block all disgusting ads from your android device? Read the tutorial to know how you can block ads on your Android and save data.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook