Despite the disaster that hit Japan recently the country continues to be a leader in innovation. A group of researchers from Osaka University have developed a large furry, multi-touch screen consisting of infrared LEDs and a million flexible optical fibers that resemble fur. The screen’s great advantage is that usage instructions are no longer needed as people will want to experiment it themselves and will naturally stroke it. The innovation could have applications in fields like early years learning and tourism/ visitors attraction (and of course clients attraction/ commercial; as we could imagine people going to and staying in a shop for playing with the new device). Despite the ”difficulty of the task” as the researchers put it, the new screen represents a step forward in the digital signage and display industries. Congratulations!
You can watch the demonstration below (which is on a smaller 24” screen btw).