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Clip-on Gadgets / Accessories for capacitive multi-touch devices, i.e. iPad, iPhone, etc.

Clip-on Gadgets
Clip-on Gadgets

PROBLEM
Touch is an important sense for interaction, but current multi-touch devices commonly use virtual keys that lack tactile feedback. For example, many games use virtual D-pad as controllers, overlaid on top of the screen.

FEATURE
Clip-on Gadgets is Extendable Tactile Controllers to be used with these devices, without requiring wiring, battery, or wireless connections.

Clip-on Gadgets only use "conductive rubber" to transfer tactile input to the edge of multi-touch screens and simulate finger touches that can be decoded in applications.

User simply clips a physical controller to an edge of the device and start interacting with it.

University

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

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University

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Design

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Chung-Ping Lai ; Ming-Hong Yeh

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Design

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Neng-Hao Yu ; Dian-Je Tsai