Researchers at Disney have come up with a way to generate tactile feedback as fingers slide across touchscreen displays. Is this the next step for next generation displays? Imagine being able to feel every key on a touchscreen.

The researchers created the artificial sensation of touch by using electrovibration to generate electrostatic forces that create friction against a moving finger.

They demonstrated how a stack of DVD cases would feel like a series of bumps, or how a ball would feel more like a large gradually curved surface. The researchers used this technique to fool the brain into thinking it is experiencing something it isn't. It is remarkably quite convincing too, from the video that is.

Check it out below, and know that the coming generations and advances of tech may just be including stuff like this. Can't wait. [Disney Research via Technabob]