IBM On-Screen Keyboard Matches Your Hand Anatomy

An IBM patent points to an on-screen keyboard that matches the user’s anatomy, changing to reflect each users “unique typing motion.”

The keyboard requires calibration in the form of various exercises. The system then senses various variables like “finger skin touch area, finger size data and finger position.” It then creates a unique keyboard based on a “set of averages.”

For example, some of the buttons will be bigger or smaller than others and potentially in different places. This allows for more efficient typing on touchscreens and surface systems.

Does this mean IBM is working on a tablet. Nope, but they’re thinking about how to make it easier for folks to work on them.

via NewScientist