A haptic wristband could help the blind 'see' the world
Blind people rely heavily on their sense of touch, after all.
Finally, a haptic display that might be worthwhile
Tanvas harnesses a decade of research to make your smartphone or tablet feel more tactile.
Microsoft Research has two types of touch for VR haptics
'NormalTouch' and 'TextureTouch' are in early stages, but could make tactility in VR more believable.
The OmniWear Arc is a haptic neckband for serious gamers
It’s a customizable danger sensor for first-person shooters and multiplayer online battle arenas.
How about a nice hot cup of virtual tea?
Haptics combined with heating and cooling elements deliver the feeling (if not the taste) of a cup of tea.
PhD student uses a robot to make VR feel more real
If you push this robot in VR it pushes back, gently.
Shape-shifting interface lets you touch computer simulations
Go beyond "Minority Report" by handling physical objects.
Microsoft thinks disorientation is the key to touch in VR
And lo, the researchers made many (virtual) objects from one.
Sony shows off its first set of weird and wild Future Labs prototypes
Depth-sensing projectors, wearable digital assistants and super-sensitive haptics were all on display.