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Application Design Framework for a Dressed-up Touchscreen with a Tactile Feedback
Mayu Yamanaka, Yosuke Uchimura, Akira Yamawaki

Last modified: 2013-10-01


It is difficult for persons who are unfamiliar with the touchscreen like elderly or handicapped people to operate the electronic products employing the touchscreen. We aim to realize a touchscreen that can provide the position of the button and the click feeling by a simple mechanism, keeping the flexibility. The proposed touchscreen consists of a switch underneath the LCD panel and the plates with identification number at the top of the LCD panel. When the touchscreen is pushed, the switch underneath the LCD module is also pressed. Thus, the user can get certain click feeling by the switch. For the plate put on the top of the LCD module, the places where icons are displayed in the touchscreen are hollowed out. Therefore, the edges around the buttons on the hollowed part give the user’s finger unevenness. That is, the position and boundaries of the icons can be recognized by the finger. In addition, since the type of the plate can be determined by the ID, we can provide a variety of button arrangement according to the plate used. Accordingly, in this paper, a general framework of software (design framework) is showed. Through the application examples on the prototype, this research confirms that the application can be developed actually according to the design framework.


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