“Acoustruments” could add physical controls to smartphones – using nothing but a plastic tube

"Acoustruments" could add physical controls to smartphones – using nothing but a plastic tube

The new technology is designed to provide touchscreen devices with low-cost, physical controls While the touchscreen is perhaps the most versatile input method ever created, it’s not ideal for every situation, offering little in the way of tangible physical controls. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have put their minds to the problem, creating a series of accessories, known as Acoustruments, which take inspiration from wind instruments […]

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