The Telegraph reported on a very interested story yesterday that I thought I would let you know about, a UK computing student at Goldsmiths has created a virtual keyboard for the iPhone, that uses the phones accelerometer to measure characteristics on a table and convert them into key presses as if you were using a keyboard.
The system which he named Vibrative, is according to Florian Kraeutli (its creator) is correct about 80% of the time and was created using a jailbroken iPhone 4.
There is one small hitch, the system needs to learn vibration patterns for each surface it is used on before it can actually be used, but Kraeuti did mention that “if you made the accelerometer more sensitive you could improve the accuracy quite easily.”
Check out a video above where Florian demonstrates how the virtual keyboard would work in day-to-day life, and hit up the source link for more information.
Source: The Telegraph