Microsoft: Keyboard recognizes amount of pressure to enable new functions
A new keyboard from Microsoft is said to recognize the amount of pressure a key is pressed with and thus enable additional functions.
It seems like Microsoft's hardware department has developed a keyboard with an integrated pressure sensor. According to t a report at winfuture.de the device is able to recognize how strong a key is pressed.
Microsoft is developing a pressure sensitive keyboard
With this technology a lot of new functions would become available: It would be possible to activate bold letters automatically by increasing the pressure on the keys or control if the delete key erases only a single character or the whole word. The prototype which is said to have been created already is used to test possible field of operations and possible usages of the technology. Plans for a introduction to the retail market have not been made yet, says the report.