Recently at the Wireless Japan Show, KDDI (a Japanese telecommunications operator) in partnership with Kyocera have released a new Haptic Smartphone prototype. The amazing demonstration of the prototype shows that the latest technology developed by Kyocera can support up to seven layers of screen surface. Amazingly, this new haptic smartphone is quite quick to response in a single touch.
This newly developed 7-layer touchscreen fairly shows that Kyocera is in good shape for the development of haptic feedback technology. Knowing the established ability of Kyocera in creating advanced consumer technologies that is basically focused on the customer’s concerns, this multiple layer touchscreen will no doubt meet our expectation about the haptic feedback technology.
Speaking of haptic technology, it is a tangible feedback technology, which is mechanically stimulated through the sense of touch. Basically, this mechanical stimulation takes advantage through the user’s application of force, vibrations and motions, thereby creating visual objects. The earliest application of haptic technology is on the field of aerodynamics used in large modern aircrafts. Eventually, we found its current applications on computers, video games and mobile consumer technologies like the touchscreen cellular phones.
Haptic feedback is initially an awesome development in technology, but our current experience with devices that utilize haptic feedback is not that satisfying. Actually, putting much pressure and receiving vibrations is pretty annoying. Well, we can just hope and throw confidence on KDDI and Kyocera for their effort of bringing the haptic technology in an improved user-experience.
Lastly, there is no further release yet of information on the specs and price of KDDI Haptic Smartphone.