Senseg allows you to feel textures on your screen, could arrive on devices within a year
posted by Victor H. / Dec 02, 2011, 5:36 AM
We’ve written about Senseg’s amazing E-sense technology in the past, but now that we see the first prototype displays in action, it seems that the technology is actually close to being deployed on an actual device. What does it do? Imagine a blind person being able to read braille on a touchscreen or you touching the picture of your dog and feeling the fur. That’s what the Swedes from Senseg want to bring to reality and they use electrostatic fields simulating different levels of friction. This allows you to get the sensation of touch anything from fur to sand paper.
prototype and film it. Of course, you can’t feel the actual effect on video, but you do get the idea and all the possibilities this brings for anything from photography to even gaming. The technology is demonstrated on a tablet and that’s probably the best guess about where it could end up, but Senseg says there are no restrictions to screen size.CNET got lucky and managed to get a hold of a
In order for this to happen, Senseg has to close some contracts with hardware partners to implement the technology. Company representative Dave Rice says that this is in the process of being negotiated now, and within a 12 to 24 month period, we could see the technology on real products. Check out the video below to see it for yourself.
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Totally awesome this would be great for people like my sister (clothing Design) And Pron would never be the same.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 5:44 AM 9
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I had this idea years ago when touchscreens were first coming out as a way to make on-screen key presses feel like real keys.
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This vid hangs the whole browser when i try to play it !!.. What can i do!? Not even working on the source's webpage!
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