Coming Soon(ish): Touchscreens That Let You Feel

on Tuesday, Feb. 25th

We call them touchscreens, but everything feels the same: like glass. For now.

Electronics manufacture Fujitsu is showing off haptic technology in touchscreens that simulate the experience of actually touching things. Bonnie Cha for Re/Code reports from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona:

Fujitsu… uses ultrasonic vibrations to achieve the process, which the company says allows it to create a more realistic effect of touching something smooth or rough.

To simulate sensation of something slippery or smooth, ultrasonic vibrations from the surface of the display create a high-pressure layer of air between the screen and a person’s fingertip to help reduce friction and create a floating effect.

Now if they can just get all the food pics on Instagram to taste right we’re set.

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