The ability to use fingertip technology that takes into account the amount of pressure applied with the touch will soon become a standard across all devices.
Engineers at the
University of Michigan have developed a way to bring pressure-sensitive displays
The latest iteration of this technology
could see pressure sensitivity enabled without the need for additional special
screens. Pressing the screen harder could bring up menus, squeezing could
trigger an alert.
Apple has already brought a version of this innovation
forward with one of its latest iPhone releases.
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTBeing able to squeeze your device to make an emergency call could be a life a death piece of functionality.