Touchscreen technology has certainly come a long way since it first made its way to the market, and just about any self-respecting mobile device these days ought to be equipped with its very own touchscreen display. There has been advancements made to this area of technology over the years, and recently, we read about how Fujitsu managed to offer new levels of interactivity with their touchscreen, and here we are with the Obake from Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT’s Media Lab, which is actually stretchable or elastic in nature, paving the way for numerous forms of possible manipulation.
The “screen” per se is located on an elastic surface, where it would enable the user to push, pull and pinch it. There will be depth cameras located around so that it can measure these pushes, pulls and pinches in order to enable the surface display to emulate just what you have done with your fingers. At the end of the day, the display remains two-dimensional, although the screen itself will in theory, be pulled in three dimensions.