Beyond the keyboard: how we will interact with computers in the future

Primary Image: Tab billed to first "worn-out keyboard"

Although processing power may have improved beyond recognition since the advent of computers, when interacting with a PC or laptop The peripherals you use remain essentially the same. There is a screen, mouse or trackpad and a loved keyboard.

Among these peripherals, it is becoming more and more likely to be the first major keyboard to change. We are not talking about switching from QWERTY to Dvorak.

There are countless other ways to control your computer. Some of them will be coming soon, some will be coming soon. Some computers seem to be torn from the pages of Philip Dick's novel. [19659005] The Big Leap

The biggest supporter to change the way we use computers is that we promise a lot, even if it is not what we once imagined, and finally delivered something.

Magic Leap was founded in 2010 and began under the banner of "Digital adds another dimension to computing that respects reality."

Instead of clicking on endless windows and folders on the screen, the real world was to create a device that physically interacted with the program to make the computer usable.

The reality is Magic Leap One, a mixed reality headset that fuses virtual reality with real life. As with Microsoft's Hololens, which allows you to overlay CG artwork around you, the headset is a chunk full of cyberpunk, but shows promise for the world beyond the keyboard.

Magic Leap has the potential to change the way we interact with the computer, yet it justifies hype around it

(Image: © Magic Leap) [19659013] Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz told The Lege: "All of our work with Magic Leap One wants people to realize that [laptops] is not a TV, but a phone." [19659003] Now It sounds like more than a statement that it is costly and tricky to change the way a consumer interacts with a device at the cost of about $ 2.3 billion used in a headset. But Magic Leap and its technology are still in their infancy, and the journey will be interesting.

A much cheaper keyboard substitute is already here, and the keyboard turns into a keyboard … the keyboard. However, it is not a physical thing but a laser.

Laser Quest

Projection keyboards have been in use since the 1990s, but have improved dramatically over the years. This technology was recognized in 2002 by Canesta to showcase the laser keyboard version at the CeBit technology show.

  Celluon's Epic projection keyboard works with Bluetooth-equipped computers, cell phones and tablets.

Celluon's Epic Projection Keyboard Offers Bluetooth Computers, Cell Phones and Tablets

This technology is actually very simple. The laser projects the keyboard image onto a table or other flat surface. When a finger touches a key, the sensor or camera records it as a keystroke. The latest models use Bluetooth to interact with your computer and also work on smartphones and tablets.

But who needs a laser when you wear your keyboard with your finger? This is Tap, which is charged to the first wearable keyboard. Whenever you slide your finger, press it anywhere.

  Tabs that combine the functions of a keyboard and a mouse in a hand-held device

Tapes that combine the functions of a keyboard and a mouse in a hand-held device

Manufacturers of tap products " It's a breakthrough technology that allows you to text, control, or create custom inputs in virtual and augmented reality systems and advanced wearable systems. "Currently shipping at $ 179 (about £ 135 or AU $ 250). .

Myo is trying to revolutionize computer control with a wrist-wearing gadget. According to the company, the Myo armband is called "a mobile phone, a computer, and a wearable gesture control and motion control device that is much more free and easy to control."

  The Myo Armband detects and analyzes the muscle movements of various sensor arms.

The Myo Armband uses a variety of sensors to detect and interpret the movement of the arm muscles.

This device contains an electromyographic (EMG) sensor that detects electrical activity. Forearm muscles. The device is equipped with a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a magnetometer to recognize the gestures the wearer is using.

This technology is not perfect, but I set the goal for a short-lived Kinect Xbox. Kinect was rumored about the computer, but it never escaped. It's a good idea to see myo take up the baton.


However, if the keyboard disappears completely, the keyboard may not work properly due to voice control. Amazon Alexa entered Acer Spin 5 almost everywhere this year, including laptop computers.

Amazon and Microsoft are working together to integrate Cortana and Alexa on Windows 10 devices and to integrate Cortana and Alexa on Amazon's Echo devices.

  Amazon and Microsoft work together to support each other's voice assistants

Amazon and Microsoft work together to integrate voice support between the two companies' devices.

Although there are significant amounts of money that can be spoken on laptops, technology is still limited. For example, all interaction with Alexa is through the device's window, not the full screen. This, however, provides the basis for a frictionless, keyboard-less computing presence.

But why should we stop voice control when we can do what our mind says? Soon there was a great leap in the mind control space, which is good news for people who do not come into their laptop computers but have mental disabilities.

The Microsoft patent was submitted to "Detect and apply neural user intent data and applications"

Stanford scientists conducted a test in 2017, saying that "people with paralysis through brain- You can enter at maximum speed and accuracy levels "- proving that crossing the keyboard is an indication

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