Have you ever noticed that there is a serious amount of lag between when you move your finger on a touchscreen and when it actually registers that input? Perhaps you haven’t, but most panels and controllers out there suffer from about a 100ms delay. For taps and slow swipes that’s not an issue but, as you wing your finger around the screen faster and faster (say, while quickly doodling in a painting app), the lag becomes quite apparent. The powerful minds over at Microsoft Research have figured out a way to get that delay down to a measly 1ms. Of course, there’s no guarantee this tech will ever make it into a product, and the video after the break shows little more than a glowing box following a finger. Still, it’s always enjoyable to see where we are now versus where we could be.
Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.