And mobiles will take on a life of their own ... or not
But that is at least what Fabian Hemmert is proposing, with a prototype that he presented at the TEDx in Berlin at the end of last year and with which he intends to achieve a further twist on user-phone interaction in the future.
The idea is mainly based on introducing a series of mechanisms in mobile devices that allow our phone to "come to life" and be able to move by itself depending on the applications we use or the needs we have at the time.
For example, if we use a map application and mark a route, the mobile would tilt in the direction in which we must advance, all thanks to a pair of perpendicular axes through which a small internal weight moves. But Hemmert's proposals do not stop there, there are still more.
And that's when I say that they will come to life is not simply for this, since another of Hemmert's ideas is that the mobile shrinks and lengthens depending on whether we are using it or not, that it widens and narrows (imagine that we read a book of which we have 10 pages and of which we have 200 pages to read. The mobile phone would widen on one side and narrow on the other), that would be agitated when we had calls or messages without answering, that would be reassured when we had nothing pending, Or that, and this if that gives a little grimace, imitates the beat of a heart or our breathing.
In short, I do not know what the future holds for us, just as in the end the Tamagotchi become fashionable again and we have to feed our mobiles, so that they do not piss us off and go off on their own. Fear gives me.
I leave you with the video of the presentation where you can see better what we are talking about: