Disney researchers use electrostatic to create haptic feedback

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
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: 997   +93

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

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

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

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    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 Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    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: 1,374   +69

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

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