Disney Research: New Technology Gives Texture to Touchscreens (Video)
Aug 15, 2012 12:53
Disney Research is on a roll. It first showed off its face cloning methods and now it has unveiled a new technology that modifies a user's tactile perception of the physical world.
With "Revel", it gives almost any surface or object a new texture, and provides dynamic sensations on touchscreens as well as furniture, walls and human skin.
Based on “Reverse Electrovibration,” it injects a weak electrical signal into the user’s body, creating an oscillating electrical field around the skin. When a user slides their fingers across a surface creating fiction the user perceives highly distinctive tactile textures that will augment the physical object. Check out the video below: