Microsoft’s Adaptive Keyboard Concept Helps Declutter Displays, Enhance Applications, and More


microsoft adpative keyboard demo

Microsoft has a rather unique concept making the rounds called the “adaptive keyboard” or “adaptive input device,” which features a touchscreen area similar to B&N’s nook that can be used for things like navigating open windows or applications, thumbnails, and provide a secondary screen for application toolboxes. In addition, the physical key configuration themselves can be changed on the fly to support different languages, as well morph into background art. I’m thinking you’re going to have to see the demo to get a complete grasp of its capabilities. No word if we’ll be seeing this product or something like it coming to market, but knowing that Microsoft has put a call out to student developers to create new uses for the peripheral is encouraging.

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