Microsoft Research Has Created a New User Interface Using a 3D Touchscreen and Haptic Feedback
Mar 8, 2013 | Augmented Reality
WHAT IS IT?
A Microsoft research team has created a 3D touchscreen with haptic feedback that allows users to push 3D objects around a virtual space. This was recently shown off at Microsoft’s TechFest 2013 and introduces us to a potential new UI where users can reach out and “touch” objects that will actually give you the sensation of how different materials physically feel and weigh.
Watch the video below to see how this the haptic touchscreen works.
WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
By bringing more “reality” to the world of virtual reality, there are many potential uses for this type of technology.
For example advertisers from a clothing line could use this technology to invite their customers to feel the difference between the luxuriousness of the high-quality fabrics that they use vs. the roughness of less quality fabrics used by knock-off brands.
In the world of medicine it could allow doctors to physically feel their way around a person’s organs to discover the best way to diagnose an illness.
How would you leverage this technology for use in your field of work? Visit the future with us and let us know your thoughts in the comments.