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3D touch technology to replace 'old' touch

15 Jun, 2016 09:00 am

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.

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Engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a way to bring pressure-sensitive displays to smartphones.
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.
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