A Sense Of Touch… Online

from the just-what-we-need dept

Another technology that people always talk about, but which never really seems to get anywhere is “haptics” – the idea of sending a sense of “touch” through the internet. Now some more researchers are demonstrating their latest haptics work, suggesting that it can be useful for training doctors. They also suggest that it could take off in the gaming industry, but leave out everyone’s favorite topic when the discussion turns to haptics: porn. Either way, don’t hold your breath for this technology. Every time another researcher demonstrates their product it seems to disappear pretty quickly after that. It doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing any commercial products any time soon.

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