vibrative virtual invisible keyboard by florian kräutli  vibrative virtual invisible keyboard by florian kräutli
nov 12, 2012

vibrative virtual invisible keyboard by florian kräutli

‘invisible iPhone keyboard’ by florian kräutli  

 

using the iPhone’s built-in three-dimesnional accelerometer, swiss designer florian kräutli has developed an application that translates vibrations from different surfaces caused by tapping. reflected onto a paper keyboard as guidelines, the app is then calibrated using special software, where a program generates a series of defined patterns using the frequencies collected from the data. from this, each different vibration is then converted as a simulated key press on the ‘invisible keyboard’.

 

 


‘vibrative virtual keyboard’
video courtesy florian kräutli

 

 

user context with the ‘invisible keyboard’

 

 

syncing frequencies by tapping 

 

programming responding to vibration frequencies

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  • Maybe I’m the only one who fell bad with the way you need to tap in the table, I mean I love the soft touch of the iphone device and this look more for people who love broke the fingers on the table. The sound in the video when this demo show us how to set up these app, and let me think if work more with the sound not the vibration. On the other hand the sounds and ambient vibration in public places, looks like a bad idea… Love the idea, don’t complete like the result…. If some got it, tell us how is the feel of taping in a noisy area.

    Javier Sánchez Conde says:
  • this is genius.

    North says:
  • where do i download thiiissss????

    andres says:
  • OMG, this is great. Can’t wait to see it is developed to be more commonly usable

    yj says:
  • How do download this?

    John s says:
  • great idea’s, how do you set it up

    thanks

    Harry Reinhardt says:

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