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Tag: Haptic

Frebble Lets You Hold Hands Remotely with Loved Ones

Frebble Lets You Hold Hands Remotely with Loved Ones
Squeeze, and the Frebble will transmit that squeeze to your significant other who may be miles or continents away. It’s the latest in a string of gadgets that attempt to make the most out of long-distance…
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Fujitsu Tablet Prototype Lets You Feel Rough and Smooth Textures on Screen

Fujitsu Tablet Prototype Lets You Feel Rough and Smooth Textures on Screen
Fujitsu has rolled out a prototype tablet that has a cool bit of tech inside. The tablet has haptic sensory technology inside that allows you to feel images on the screen. Users are able to feel…
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Touch or Tickle Your Beloved Even When You’re Far Away with Bond

Touch or Tickle Your Beloved Even When You’re Far Away with Bond
Now you can caress and even tickle your significant other, even when you’re far away, with Bond. It’s basically a wearable system that lets you reach out and “touch” people from far away.…
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Disney Research Simulates 3D Geometry on Touch Surfaces: Touch & Feel Screen

Disney Research Simulates 3D Geometry on Touch Surfaces: Touch & Feel Screen
The geniuses at Disney Research are obsessed with touch-based input. One of their latest breakthroughs is an algorithm that can “simulate rich 3D geometric features (such as bumps, ridges, edges, protrusions, texture etc.) on touch screen…
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XCM X1 Plus Controller Shell Adds Xbox One Vibration Triggers to Xbox 360

XCM X1 Plus Controller Shell Adds Xbox One Vibration Triggers to Xbox 360
One of the coolest features of the new Xbox One is the extra vibration motors in the triggers. These add a new sensation to gameplay which can provide feedback directly to your fingertips. Now, there’s a…
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Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission
Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards…
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Disney’s AIREAL Creates Tactile Feedback in Mid-Air

Disney’s AIREAL Creates Tactile Feedback in Mid-Air
The technical magicians at Disney Research are at it once more. This time, they’re working on a technology which allows users to feel sensations without actually having to touch a surface.…
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Reactive Grip Haptic Feedback Motion Controller Adds Shake Shake to Pew Pews

Reactive Grip Haptic Feedback Motion Controller Adds Shake Shake to Pew Pews
I don’t really care much for tactile feedback in videogames, but if you’re into that sort of immersion, Tactical Haptics is working on a device that’s right up your alley. At the 2013 Game Developers Conference,…
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Haptic Thumbstick Videogame Controller Renders Rumble Obsolete

Haptic Thumbstick Videogame Controller Renders Rumble Obsolete
Videogames are very good at engaging our eyes and ears, but when it comes to touch we still have a long way to go. Force feedback is the gaming industry’s attempt to engage our sense of…
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Smart Fur Gives Robot Pets Realistic Sensations

Smart Fur Gives Robot Pets Realistic Sensations
We’ve all heard countless times how simply petting an animal can decrease stress and help improve a person’s state of mind. But what if you’re unable to take care of a real pet? There have been…
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DIY Tacit Haptic Glove: Now You Can Be Like Daredevil

DIY Tacit Haptic Glove: Now You Can Be Like Daredevil
Being visually impaired or blind isn’t something easy to deal with, but hopefully with future tech like this haptic glove, it will get easier. While it doesn’t replace a lost sense, it will help out trying…
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Haptic Belts Allow Soldiers to Get Directions Without Looking at GPS Screens

Haptic Belts Allow Soldiers to Get Directions Without Looking at GPS Screens
All the movies I have seen where a group of soldiers need to travel quietly they always use hand signals to let everyone know what is going on. The thing that is bad about that is…
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How Huge Is That Folder You’re Trying to Drag? The DataBot Mouse Will Let You Know

How Huge Is That Folder You’re Trying to Drag? The DataBot Mouse Will Let You Know
My hard drive is filled with so much junk that sometimes I wonder how on earth it still manages to turn itself on without conking out. (But I’m glad it still functions well though, despite that.…
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iPhone Tickle Interface: Do Scientists Really Have this Much Time on Their Hands?

iPhone Tickle Interface: Do Scientists Really Have this Much Time on Their Hands?
Researchers from Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications are working on a ridiculous new interface for the iPhone, which allows users to simulate the sensation of being tickled. Why actually tickle the palm of your hand when you…
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Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100

Latte Espresso Media Player: Haptic Touchscreen Pmp for Under $100
While Apple may have crammed everything but the kitchen sink into their new iPod Nano, one thing it doesn’t have is a haptic touchscreen. But this portable media player from Latte has one, and now it…
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Novint Falcon: the Real Force Feedback Controller

Novint Falcon: the Real Force Feedback Controller
Sure, there have been many so-called “force feedback” controllers for computers and video games, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that really means it. Unlike most force devices which simply vibrate or drag,…
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