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Tech & Science Researchers are developing a soft, stretchy touch screen panel

07:40  12 august  2016
07:40  12 august  2016 Source:   engadget.com

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  Volkswagen Debuts e-Golf Touch Concept With 9.2-Inch Screen at CES At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Volkswagen will debut the e-Golf Touch concept.The e-Golf Touch features a more advanced version of the automaker's gesture control system and Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB) infotainment system with a 9.2-inch high-resolution display. Also featured will be Volkswagen's latest generation of voice control, with improved controls and voice commands displayed on the infotainment screen.

Researchers have been hard at work on developing a special, highly stretchable touchpad that can be utilized to play games and write words. It's very impressive, made of hydrogel and a network of hydrophilic polymers that allow the panel to stretch beyond normal limits. This was achieved using a

Researchers create soft stretchy touch panel . New Rising Media. Researchers have developed a highly stretchable touchpad that can be used to write words and play video games. This development could lead to flexible, wearable devices with a wide variety of applications.

  Researchers are developing a soft, stretchy touch screen panel © Provided by Engadget Gaming with mice and keyboard or controller is one thing, but what about using a soft, stretchy touch panel? Wouldn't that look and feel pretty bizarre?

Researchers have been hard at work on developing a special, highly stretchable touchpad that can be utilized to play games and write words. It's very impressive, made of hydrogel and a network of hydrophilic polymers that allow the panel to stretch beyond normal limits. This was achieved using a polyacrylamide hydrogel with lithium chloride salts that help the hydrogel retain water.

During tests, the touchpad was able to operate normally when stretched to more than 1000% its normal area, though after 100 cycles resistance was increased only slightly. This is an extremely impressive breakthrough, and the applications are obvious, especially when it comes to medical devices and even improving portable gameplay in the future.

You can see the device in action here.

Panasonic's concept dash brings physical dials to touchscreens .
With two twist-knobs and a touchscreen, Panasonic's concept dashboard is where it's at.Formally called "touch panel with rotary / push encoder," this concept component is a vertically oriented, capacitive-touch panel with a unique feature: two physical knobs integrated within the display. They sit about an inch above the bottom of the panel, so the dials are completely surrounded by the display. This means they can be surrounded by custom graphics as their functions change.

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