Double-Sided Touch Panel Makes All My Electronic Tic-Tac-Toe Dreams Come True

Double-Sided Touch Panel (Image courtesy Tech-On!)
By Andrew Liszewski

Developed by the Teraokaseiko company, this double-sided touch panel was recently shown at the 2008 Sign & Display Show in Tokyo. While the orange monochrome electroluminescent display has a less than impressive 256×120 pixel resolution, it’s the functionality provided by the two resistive touch panels attached to each side that will get people excited. Besides making my ‘2-player touch version of tic-tac-toe while the players are in different rooms’ dreams come true, the technology should also facilitate those concept PDAs and UMPCs we’ve seen where you navigate by touch on the underside of the display so the content isn’t blocked by your hands. (And yes, the touch panels do allow you to tap, slide and even “pinch” the content just like on the iPhone.)

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