Flexible keyboard has look, feel of conventional counterpart

04/9/2013 | MIT Technology Review online

A polymer that responds to an applied electric field by quickly changing shape could lead to clicking, natural-feeling but thin and flexible keyboards for laptop computers next year. The technology from Strategic Polymers hits "a sweet spot where you can generate vibrations particularly attuned to the human sense of touch," commented J. Edward Colgate, professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University.

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