Kreek uses Kinect for flexible fabric touchscreens

Incredible Kinect hacks just keep on coming – this prototype adds pressure and depth into the touch control mix

Smooth, flat LCD touchscreens are all well and good, but you wouldn't want to cosy up to one. Kreek, on the other hand, gives you a more tactile touchscreen experience than boring old glass.

It's a Kinect-based prototype built by Koln International School of Design students that uses a piece of stretchy material with images projected onto it as a touchscreen. Kinect cameras are thrown into the mix to work out where you are touching the fabric and how hard you're pressing down.

Check out the video to see how images can react to various depths and pressures. We're big fans of plunging your hand through a town to reveal rock and lava.

(via The Verge)

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