Following the rapid development of computer technology, there is and revolution of interfaces. This includes management of digital devices and gadgets. As an example, a concept computer manipulator of the future named Smartball.
Smartball is a touch interface for computer control, shaped like a ball that fits easily in the hand of an adult. This device has an outer texture similar to cloth, which makes it pleasant to the touch and understanding to a minimum the possibility of slipping out of hand. In order to operate a computer or other digital device, you need to take Smartball in hand and gently squeeze it. At the point where the fingers of user touch the device, will perform necessary for the moment icon. It may be some function keys, letters, numbers, icons for launching programs. Smartball can be used as a computer mouse, keyboard, remote control, game controller, and many other devices.
As the creators device say, Smartball especially like the designers, 3D-designers, architects and engineers. It has a future in medicine and science, where the device can be used for operations, research and studies. In this case all users will see the function of tactile feedback links that allow people to feel the texture of the materials to which they touch into a virtual world.