Ever unintentionally sent message/Email on a device with touch screen? You most probably have as studies have found that out of 4000 “touch events”, some 1500 were unintentional mistakes.
To help us, two Nokia researchers, Juha Matero and Ashley Colley have worked out a software that will recognize intentional taps and swipes on your touch screen.
They noticed that 99.7 per cent of intentional touches ranged between 70 and 400 milliseconds long, but unintentional touches were much shorter. They also noted that many unintentional presses were on icons up to a millimetre from the screen edge. By continuing to analyse the factors that caught out the user, they have worked out how to design a software-based filter that can rid users of 80 per cent of unintentional touches. - newscientist
Matero and Colley where showing s sneak peak of the software in Designing Interactive Systems conference in Newcastle, UK. Time will tell when/if we will see this software being implemented on some Nokia devices.