Transparent texting

Software that could curb the dangers of walking while typing.
type n walk

If people won’t stop texting and walking, then the next best solution is to invent software that literally places their surroundings right in front of their eyes and on the screen to which they’re so lovingly attached. This week, Apple filed for a patent for what it calls “transparent texting” – a feature that shows what’s in front of a texter as they type away. And while this actually already exists as a software called Type n Walk, created by¬†California-based CGactive LLC, both¬†products essentially create a virtual window to what’s in front of users in the physical world, because, you know, people typically walk and text with their phones exactly parallel to their faces.

Via Co-Design