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Revel: Programming the Sense of Touch

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    Richard.Hein

    This is amazing - "reverse electrovibration" is used to make any conductive surface coated with an insulator into a surface that they can program to simulate textures:

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    fanbaby

    @Richard.Hein: You should add it's coming from DisneyReserchHub. If it weren't from a credible source i'd say it's 100% vaporware, now it's down to 80% Wink

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    Richard.Hein

    , fanbaby wrote

    @Richard.Hein: You should add it's coming from DisneyReserchHub. If it weren't from a credible source i'd say it's 100% vaporware, now it's down to 80% Wink

    Noted. Smiley  Well, it does seem like vaporware but they are demoing it at Siggraph, this weekSmiley

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    Richard.Hein

    Speaking of touch interfaces ... the Japanese are the weirdest people on Earth (NSFW??).

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    Blue Ink

    I have no problems believing you can induce a tactile stimulus with a modulated voltage; it's way too easy to experience that by mistake. What I don't get is how it's supposed to work without a touchscreen: I believe that, in order to provide the appropriate feedback, the device needs to know where the user is touching, and with good accuracy; yet, in most of the applications it's not obvious where they're getting that information from.

    If the device works as advertised, it would constitute a major breakthrough in augmented reality, well beyond tactile feedback, as it would turn pretty much anything into a touch surface.

    @Richard.Hein: A robutt. Classic argument about mandatory spellcheckers.

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    magicalclick

    Got to say it is kind of creepy to run current through my body. And then able to feel artificial texture of an object.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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