(Video) A Haptic Interface For Feeling Digital Objects
A team at Japan's Gifu University have created a remarkable new way to interact with virtual objects.
A team at Japan’s Gifu University have created a remarkable new way to interact with virtual objects. Their HIRO III system offers a way to touch and feel digital 3D elements.
Popular Science reports:
Driven by 15 independent motors, its black phalanges provide real-time force feedback to your hand, precisely simulating the weight and contour of virtual 3-D objects — a pretty wild paradigmatic leap forward in interface technology!
Though the technology is fairly crude at the moment, it does point to a number of future applications in fields such as gaming and medicine.