Sunday, April 06, 2008

[ News, Economy / Industry, March 4 2008] Tech institute develops new touchscreen, mouse

A state-run research laboratory said Tuesday (Mar. 4) that it has developed an ultra-small touchscreen and computer mouse that could impact devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players.

The Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) said once perfected, the new device could allow people to write and use a mouse on very small screens, and create screens that are curved.

Curved screens could revolutionize the design of mobile devices including mobile phones.

The technology derived from artificial skin sensors could also allow displays to process three-dimension inputs depending on the pressure exerted on the screen by the hand.

KRISS said it signed a commercial contract with a Korean company to transfer the technology.

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