Student Innovation Contest
Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group is once again proudly sponsoring the Student Innovation Contest at UIST 2010! This year, the contest will focus on an experimental Adaptive Keyboard.
What’s an Adaptive Keyboard? It is a research prototype developed by Microsoft Hardware to explore how combining display and input capabilities in a keyboard can allow users to be more productive. The keyboard incorporates a large, touch-sensitive display strip at the top. In addition, the display continues underneath the keys, allowing the legends to be modified in real time. This lets you do things like change the character set to a different language or display command icons.
The best way to find out about the potential of Adaptive Keyboards is to view the videos below:
For complete details on the contest, please see Student Innovation Contest.
A history of adaptive hardware research in the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group can be found on the Adaptive Hardware page.
The video below shows some of the projects made by the students.
Note: The Adaptive Keyboard is a research prototype, not a product. It is only available to participants in the UIST Student Innovation Contest.