laimed that they invented a new touch screen technology which can change the shape of a computer display under your fingertips. The company calls the latest invention a “light-induced shape-memory polymer display screen”. Microsoft applied for a U.S patent for a tactile touch-screen technology last month.
Small ridges and textures could be generated on the surface of such displays and that could work as navigation guides. According to the patent application, the virtual keyboard produced by the technology would feel like a real keyboard. “Topography changing layer” would be there in the display which is made up of “shape memory polymers”. This would respond to the ultra violet light signals and change its shape.The company is aiming at using this technology in table-size Microsoft surface. Mobile devices can also be considered as well. With this new touch screen technology, mobile keyboards will vanish in the future. Display interaction experts have huge expectations about this new technology.