A team from the University of Michigan have developed an impressive software that can give Apple’s 3D touch technology Addition to any Smartphone. The ForcePhone, is capable to manipulate the device smart touch, this is just an application which will allow you to use this feature.
It causes the phone to continually emit an 18kHz buzz, which is too high for the human ear to detect. However, it’s not too high for the phone’s microphone to detect. When the user presses a finger on the screen, the pitch changes slightly. Pressing harder causes the pitch to shift further, which the mic picks up and translates into commands to the ForcePhone App. With this, users will be able to dial their phones or navigate through menus simply by squeezing their screens in different patterns.
“Having expensive and bulky sensors installed into smartphones can solve every problem we have solved, but the added cost and laborious installation prevent phone manufacturers from doing it,” University of Michigan doctoral student Yu-Chih Tung said in a statement. “Our sound-based solution can fill this gap, providing the functionality without making any hardware modification. Everything is just software.” ForcePhone inventors will demo the ForcePhone June 27-29 in Singapore at MobiSys 2016. Via: engadget