Disney researchers use electrostatic to create haptic feedback

By Shawn Knight
Oct 9, 2013
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  1. Researchers at Disney have invented a unique method to generate tactical feedback on a smooth glass display – all without physically modifying the screen. Unlike traditional haptic feedback solutions that use a vibrating mechanism, the new method uses electrostatic combined...

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    I had no idea Disney had a research division.
  3. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +54

    I'd have to feel myself it to really understand what's being described here.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    What I think they're saying here is that displayed objects will feel like they do in real life. If that's what I think they're saying, imagine watching a porno flick. :)
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Haha yeah, I didnt know either.

    This is actually very cool. I cant wait to see this implemented. This is great for the visually impaired being able to use touchscreens.
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    Disney essentially had mechanical computers controlling their rides at Disneyland when it opened in 1955 before most computers existed

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