• ForcePhone software brings iPhone 6s’ Force Touch technology to any smartphone

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    The researchers used ultrasonic waves to replicate the effects of 3D touch without the need for a special screen technology (Source: University of Michigan)
    Engineers from University of Michigan have developed a Batman-inspired software that can allow users to command their smartphones with sense force or pressure on its screen or body.
    “ForcePhone offers” a new way — like squeezing your smartphone to make a call — to bring pressure-sensitive display technology, similar to the 3D Touch functionality that debuted on the iPhone 6S to any smartphone.
    The researchers used ultrasonic waves to replicate the effects of 3D touch without the need for a special screen technology.
    “You do not need a special screen or built-in sensors to do this. Now this functionality can be realised on any phone,” said Kang Shin, professor of comput…

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