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Seminar report on Virtual Laser Keyboard

Seminar report on Virtual Laser Keyboard



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Published by: Animesh on Sep 05, 2011
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Computers have undergone rapid miniaturization from being a'space saver' to 'as tiny as your palm'. Disks and components grew smaller insize, but one component still remained the same for decades - it's thekeyboard. Miniaturization of keyboard had proved nightmare for users. Usersof PDAs and smart phones are annoyed by the tiny size of the keys. The newinnovation Virtual Keyboard uses advanced technologies to project a full-sized computing key-board to any surface. This device has become thesolution for mobile computer users who prefer to do touch-typing thancramping over tiny keys. Typing information into mobile devices usuallyfeels about as natural as a linebacker riding a Big Wheel. Virtual Keyboard isa way to eliminate finger cramping. All that's needed to use the keyboard is aflat surface. Using laser technology, a bright red image of a keyboard is projected from a device such as a handheld. Detection technology based onoptical recognition allows users to tap the images of the keys so the virtualkeyboard behaves like a real one. It's designed to support any typing speed.The Virtual Laser Keyboard (VKB) leverages the power of laser and infrared technology and projects a full-size keyboard onto any flatsurface. As you type on the laser projection, detection technology based onoptical recognition enables the user to tap the images of the keys, completewith realistic tapping sounds, which feed into the compatible Bluetoothenabled PDA, Smart phone, laptop or PC. Unlike many small snap-onkeyboards for PDAs.
We are witnesses of new technology improvements that aresurprising us every day when we hear about them or even look at them. Thecomputers and computer’s technology revolutionize the world and the wayof life. Since the beginning in the 50’s, every new achievement in thissection was accepted by the vast masses of people which were expecting newimprovements with huge hope for making business and life easier and moresuccessful. In this century, the computers rule the world. Beginning from thefirst computer ENIAC, which proportions were huge, the technology cameup with microchips, tiny devices which are hundred times smaller then the basic of the structure of ENIAC, the electronic tube. The technology of creating microchips, allows us to create smaller devices like CPU’s,Integrated Circuits, Microcontrollers, and so on…From other side, the classic science in the same time wasmaking very important researches and discoveries, especially physics. The physicist discovered laser rays and sensors of the same rays, which aregetting more sophisticated and more powerful.If we put these two parts of science in one, we will have morethan hundred products which are making our life easier, more successful andmore secured. Products like this are IR, Bluetooth transmitters and receivers,optical mouse, LCD Projectors, Large Video Beams and the latest gadget of the technology called Virtual Laser Keyboard. This non-physical keyboard is
implementing optics from physics and microcontrollers form electronics and programming. The main difference is that the Virtual Laser Keyboard physically is not present.
An optical virtual keyboard has been inventedby IBM engineers in 1992.
A virtual keyboard is actually a key-in device, roughly a size of a fountain pen, which uses highly advanced laser technology, to project a fullsized keyboard on to a flat surface. Since the invention of computers theyhad undergone rapid miniaturization. Disks and components grew smaller insize, but only component remained same for decades -its keyboard. Sinceminiaturization of a traditional keyboard is very difficult we go for virtualkeyboard. Here, a camera tracks the finger movements of the typist to get thecorrect keystroke. A virtual keyboard is a keyboard that a user operates bytyping on or within a wireless or optical -dectable surface or area rather than by depressing physical keys.Unlike many small snap-on keyboards for PDAs, the VirtualLaser Keyboard provides a full-size QWERTY keyboard. It is also smaller and more convenient to use than the folding-type keyboards made by somemanufacturers and similar to them in functionality. There are no mechanicalmoving parts whatsoever in the Virtual Laser Keyboard. It provides a projected image that is the perfect portable input device for PDAs. It'ssimilar in responsiveness to regular keyboards.

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