SenseSurface: Stick Real Control Knobs On a Flat-Panel Virtual Display

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Touchscreens are great, but for many of us nothing beats old fashioned tactile controls. That seems to be one of the reasons why Lyndsay Williams of Girton Labs is in the process of developing SenseSurface-a system that allows users to stick working knobs to on-screen virtual controls. Apparently, the magnetic knobs can be placed anywhere on an LCD because the movement is picked up by a "unique sensing surface" attached behind the screen. It seems fairly unnecessary, but I'm sure that there are practical applications for this for music and graphics fields-or anyone who is tired of smudging up a touchscreen. Must be seen in video:



[Guardian via Music Thing via Boing Boing Gadgets]

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@RockLobsterNet: @frigg: I am the "sound engineer" for my church, and we have a 32 channel board in the sound booth and something like this could hender a "live" service for me... especially for the soft talker and the ULTRA LOUD SCREAMER. Oh lets not forget the swallow the mic guy. [yes deacon I am looking DIRECTLY AT YOU.] ICON has its place, but I still like the to adjust on the fly without having lags or cpu wonky-ness. Besides true -philes know you cant beat that analog aound....