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05. 11. 2011

Touchscreen lets you feel textures

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A new touchscreen prototype from Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications is able to transfer tactile information to anyone using the screen.

A layer of gel positioned behind the impressive screen is able to mould itself into different textures that the user's fingertips can then feel.

I can imagine this screen being used for a range of purposes, particularly enhancing the user's experience during games. However, I imagine it could also be useful for those who have problems with their sight or children, who are known to learn using all five of their senses.

Via Engadget.

Posted by Becca    Category: computers | science
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Michael:

Now all they need is to make the screen flexible and it could be a neat gaming glove or something. This is pretty neat.

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