I guess it is safe to venture and speculate that these days, we tend to take touchscreen device for granted. After all, ever since the iPhone launched in the second half of the last decade, it had truly ushered in a new age of touchscreen-enabled devices. Well, just how many other ways are there to perfect and improve upon this technology? NEC might have the answer with a new touch panel that has directional force feedback. This system works by relying on wires to pull the four corners of the panel. Not only that, a tensile force that is applied to each wire can be adjusted, which means the software’s developer is able to determine and control the strength and direction of the force.
There are optical touch sensors located in the bezel itself, where all the components that are required to produce the force remain within the display itself. This enables one to use it like a standard issue touch panel display without the need to hook up additional devices to your fingers. Just what kind of practical applications do you see such a display deliver in the future?