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Virtual Keyboard

The idea has been around for a while, and at least one product, the Virtual Keyboard for PC, is on the market. The idea is to use a device to project a keyboard onto a flat surface, and when a user presses a key, a signal is generated that corresponds to the key pressed. No more stuck keys or gathering dust and dirt. Most importantly, spilling your beer won’t ruin anything, just a paper towel required for clean up. Taking it one step further, NEC showed the idea of a virtual keyboard along with a miniature projector for a display back in 2003 at the ITU Telecom World exhibition. They envisioned using bluetooth for wireless connectivity. The pictures show you more than any words could describe.

Virtual Keyboard for PC

NEC’s P-ISM Demo

NEC’s P-ISM Demo

Sources: Snopes, Virtual Devices

Posted by Jeff

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