Ultrahaptics | Feel Sensations Without Touching

Ultra-Haptics Allows Users to Feel Virtual Objects

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Ultrahaptics is a virtual interface enabling users to experience tactile sensations in mid-air with bare hands.

Developments in virtual and augmented reality have primarily focused on visual experiences, but a new system called Ultrahaptics shifts the focus to virtual touch. Developed by researchers from the University of Bristol, the system enables users to actually touch virtual objects in mid-air.

Ultrahaptics uses ultrasound technology to project a force field from a grid of 64 ultrasonic transducers, emitting air pressure waves that gently vibrate the skin. The Ultrahaptics interface technology premiered at CES 2015, and was paired with Leap Motion’s gesture control, enabling conference attendees to feel virtual sensations such as popping invisible bubbles with their fingers.

Ultrahaptics has the potential to greatly enhance computer and other gaming systems player tactile experience; and feature film theater and amusement park ride special effects. Also, the University of Sussex uses Ultrahaptics technology in their SenseX project that transfers an emotion to the palm of the hand through air. Check out the videos below.

Website: www.ultrahaptics.com
Contact: info@ultrahaptics.com

Source | http://www.springwise.com/

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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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