Florian Born’s Modulares Interface B.A hardly looks like an iPad anymore thanks to the wide array of knobs, buttons, and sliders that have been added to the device.
Born’s goal is to ultimately find a solution for the lack of haptic feedback, which is the use of the sense of touch in a user interface design to provide information to an end user, in multi-touch devices.
The controllers are made from conductive aluminum, easily able to transfer the electrical discharge of the user’s touch.
The iPad itself is positioned inside a frame made of aluminum and plastic and equipped with magnets in order to accurately position the controllers.
One piece of software holds the entire project together, responsible for transmitting input from the tactile interface to the chosen programs.
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