Disney researchers use electrostatic to create haptic feedback

By Shawn Knight
Oct 9, 2013
Post New Reply
  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...

    Read more
  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 942   +65

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

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

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

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,843   +943

    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. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,167   +944

    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 Maniac Posts: 980   +23

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

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.