concept phone with only a touchscreen for UI

Jon Phillips jon at
Sat Jun 2 22:44:19 CEST 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 13:35 -0700, Matthew S. Hamrick wrote:
> Well... for a while I was thinking about implanting a strong magnet
> under the skin in one of my fingers to detect alternating current.
> There are a few people out there who have done this and they say they
> can feel a very mild wiggle when the magnet comes near a wire carrying
> AC. It might be possible to detect the current going through the
> touchscreen as you make contact with it.
> But that's probably not a mainstream solution.

That sounds like a stelarc solution:

What about a glove or thimble that you could put on your finger?

How much does vibration tech. kill the battery on phones?

Some type of current detection sounds interesting...


> On Jun 2, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Yes, it seems pretty clear that screens are the way forward rather
> > than
> > 
> > moving parts. I've seen a few solutions to the tactile feedback
> > issue,
> > 
> > with the main being have the phone vibrate slightly upon key press,
> > 
> > along with sounds.
> > 
> > 
> > Matthew (and others), have you heard of others?
> > 
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