Thursday, January 26, 2012

Is Pressure Sensitivity Coming to Tablet Devices Soon?

Click image to jaja Kickstarter page.

Brisbane-based Australian inventor Jon Atherton has developed a unique approach to enabling pressure-sensitive input for tablet devices like the iPad.

The jaja is a stylus that uses high-frequency sound to interpret 1024 levels of pressure-sensitivity which is delivered to the tablet via its built-in microphone. The frequency of the low-volume sound used is above the range of human hearing. This approach bypasses the need for standardized protocols like Bluetooth.

The jaja will utilize an SDK available to developers for implementing the jaja's input into their apps. Expected price when available is $70.

I sure hope this Kickstarter project becomes a reality!

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