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August 29, 2013 AT 11:04 am

Haptix: The Device Pushing Multi-touch and 3D Interaction to the Next Level, Replacing Keyboard #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Here’s an interesting tip re: 3D sensors, an interface that is already behaving as a mouse replacement aims to replace the keyboard as well in the near future! Haptix: The Device Pushing Multi-touch and 3D Interaction to the Next Level, Replacing Keyboard, via SolidSmack:

Until now, Haptix turned any surface, be it glass, wood or meat into a multi-touch panel, replacing the dependence on a mouse. So why couldn’t it replace the keyboard as well? Zack Dennis, creator of ASETNIOP, the 10-finger keyboard that boils multi-touch typing down to its purest form, thought the same. (Try it here.) Zack is also the creator of the DexType app for the Leap Motion controller. He reached out to the Haptix crew believing that Haptix is the first 3D sensing solution to put ASETNIOP on any surface.

“The best typists work by touch – and I believe that a touch-based system is the future of keyboard replacement. Methods that rely heavily on disambiguation or predictive technology have limited application and will never genuinely replace the traditional (or even virtual) keyboard. ASETNIOP allows for true touch-typing on any flat surface, and I’m thrilled that the Haptix team has chosen to include it as part of their revolutionary system.” – Zack Dennis

Read more, along with hints about how this will impact 3D CAD.

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