Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Haptic Adapter giving a tactile sensation to touchscreens

A research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology is developing a device called the Haptic Adapter. This is a new type of user interface, which gives a tactile sensation to touchscreen operation when using devices such as the Nintendo DS and iPad.

"When using a touchscreen, a main problem is that there's no sensation of having pressed a button, and you can't tell how much sliding you've done. We're doing research to make touchscreens easier to operate, by using tactile feedback to solve those problems in touch operation."