Section: New Results

Métamorphe : a shape changing keyboard

Métamorphe is a keyboard with mobile keys [21] . Whether keys are pressed or released, they can be at their usual height, or raised. This mechanism allows both to provide haptic feedback to ease eyes-free interaction, and to access the side of the keys. The sides of the keys can be pushed, like the top of the keys. Therefore each key can be mapped to several actions. For instance this could be useful for command selection.

Figure 1. a) Métamorphe concept: the user presses the control key, keys corresponding to hotkeys rise b) key mounted on a solenoid, with force sensors on the sides c) press on the top of the key d) press on the right of the key e) press on the left of the key.