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Tag: Haptic

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons
Back in the ’80s, there were a bunch of places where you could go and play laser tag if you were so inclined. For kids of the future, laser tag will be replaced with sweet virtual and augmented reality games where you can shoot and run until your heart’s content.

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised lines and shapes.
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HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and can “touch” you back.

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 relationships, whether it’s between lovers, friends, or family.

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 smooth or rough textures depending on what is displayed on the screen.

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.

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 surfaces.”

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 mod available for the Xbox 360 controller which adds a similar feature.

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 newbie drivers.

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.

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, the company showed off a prototype motion controller with a unique haptic feedback system.

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 touch, but it’s limited at best.

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 plenty of attempts to create robotic animals over the years, but none of them have really succeeded at providing the same feedback as a real animal.

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 to get around obstacles.

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 in the dark, there is no way for the other people to see hand signals.

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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