#rethinkphone Screen Push

Introduction: #rethinkphone Screen Push

About: I'm just a fancy mustache wearing, woodworking, wine and scotch tasting, creative thinking type of guy.

I truly believe that there is an entirely new opportunity to enhance the accessibility features on all new personal tablets and phones.

The companies currently creating phones have made huge leaps and bounds in the ability for a phone to speak to you, but incorporating the ability for brail for the blind will create an entirely new dimension for the phone industry.

Imagine the possibly of having the screen on your device create a three dimensional brail bumps. Not only for the possibly of the blind to read the phone but for the ability for gaming joysticks integrated into the display its self or for the screen to bump your fingers when you are playing games. It takes the vibration features to an entirely new level.

Having the ability to use the screen in a three dimensional space gives the user the chance to have a physical connection with the device. You can create the feeling of a physical keyboard on your tablet screen. Have the phone actually poke you while its in your pocket. Have the games and apps come alive on the screen.

It allows the possibly to include all the people who do not feel comfortable using the devices due to a disability or because they cannot feel a connection to a device.

The screen can show you where to press when you are learning how to use the phone or be the device the presses on you of your heart rate raises reminding you to calm down.

The possibilities for this feature are endless

Please comment below with what you would use this three dimensional display for I would love to hear your ideas! Also vote for my instructable if you like it!



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    In my opinion, the Braille phone idea is the only one that actually responded to the contest guidelines. Got my vote. :-)

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    True, its a nice idea, and it really does respond to the guidelines. I would love to see a physical model (if possible).

    I had an idea a few weeks ago about a phone that's entirely audio and has a microphone.

    I think the amazon phone has a 3D screen, obviously for vision not for touch...

    Already done - better: http://www.designinindia.net/images-projects/braile-phone-400-7-2010.jpg

    what about textures and patterns? In time, the development of this idea could lead to complex and high definition distortions of the screens, allowing us to "feel" photos or videos

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    Yes very much like how my blind friends like to feel people to understand what they look like... you could dod the same with photo's

    or imagine the game you could create with different textures when you move your fingers along the screen...

    Braille is a series of six dots, Ive done my homework ha ha

    so would it help if you had 6 vibrating pads on the phone

    I bet there is something out there already

    or how about making 6 small mega micro solenoid switches

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    Oh yeah I love the vibrating pads I can really add to the idea of creating a totally moving display over the entire surface. It can indent and press up.

    Thanks for the vibration idea

    Amazing idea! Companies could definitely use this idea. It'd be a breakthroughin phone technology.

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    Cool thank you! it would open up endless opportunities for creating that connection with the device on a whole other level.