Earlier this year there was a test video with the possible chance of touchscreens becoming more tactile. The screen itself had the capability of rising and forming buttons that could then be pressed. A group of designers saw the potential behind tactile innovation and how it could help those who are visually impaired. With these types of screen panels on devices or monitors / displays there are so many possibilities that go beyond just helping the hearing impaired with this technology. For a long time we were very resistive when it came to change and technological advancements, but seeing how this stuff works and can benefit a bunch of people, it would be a crime to not pursue these possibilities!
Entouch is the concept that deals with the exterior of our smartphones with a tactical-enabled touchscreen and a click button. All you have to do is put your phone into Entouch and it will take visual data and translate it from the camera into bumps, which lets the user get a rough outline of what the camera is seeing. This could be a huge step for not just photography, but any type of visualization, period.
Designers: Won-kyoung Seo, Lee Kangkyung & Hye Ryung Lee.