Virtual shapes created on a computer screen by manipulating ShapeTape, a flexible tape-like tool
Manual manipulation of ShapeTape
(Image: Ravin Balakrishnan)
U of T researchers have created software that will enable users to twist, bend, push and pull shapes in two and three dimensions."
Our work represents a completely different way of interacting with computers," says Professor Ravin Balakrishnan of U of Ts Department of Computer Science, who led the research. "It moves away from the one-size-fits-all keyboard and mouse paradigm to more specialized tools for specialized tasks."
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