Obake is an Elastic Touchscreen That You Can Manipulate in 3D


Elastic Touchscreen

Everything’s going 3D these days, even touchscreens. Most existing touchscreens only offer a 2D experience, but MIT Media Lab’s Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley have set out to create a touchscreen that offers another dimension. It’s called the Obake and it has been dubbed as the touchscreen that will ‘revolutionize all other touchscreens.’

Obake is an elastic, stretchable touchscreen. The display itself will remain two-dimensional, although you will be able to manipulated whatever is on your screen in three dimensions.

So how does it work? The Obake itself is made from a stretchy material, so the user can push, pull, or even pinch it. The depths of these movements are then measured by cameras so the screen will reflect what you just did.

It might be easier to understand if you see it in action rather than read about how it works, so without further ado, check out this clip and see Obake for yourself.

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