Haptic Technology Continues To Evolve, Including Designing New User Interfaces

- Nov 26, 2019-

Let's take a closer look at some of the mainstream trends in this field and the possibilities of this amazing technology in the future. Touch screens have been around for some time. From the launch of Windows * 8, tablet computers that have sprung up, and Ultrabooks with touch function, the development of this technology has not slowed down the pace at all. But apart from swiping and typing with your fingers, is there any room for the touch screen to play?


 The research team recently demonstrated a 3D touch screen with tactile feedback function, which can provide tactile feedback to users, allowing users to rotate 3D objects in virtual space: "Farsight, researchers hope to apply 3DHapticTouch in medical treatment, Let the doctor browse the patient's 3D brain scan to find out (and feel) the area that needs treatment. There is also the simplest application. Imagine 3DHapticTouch being used in education, allowing students to touch and feel too dangerous or scarce. The substance that cannot be actually held in the hand.


As for computers, including applications such as 3D model making and virtualized applications, I dare say that developers have long been developing games using 3DHapticTouch technology. "Microsoft Technology Festival 2013: 3D display with tactile feedback. This group also developed a 3D hand tracker called Digits, which can turn the user's gestures into a 3D model, and use the wrist sensor to detect simple motion control devices. .


The business scope is vast and even includes haptic technology and revolutionary touch screens. One of its products is REVEL: "REVEL is a new and durable haptic technology that can change the user's tactile perception of the real world. It can be used in Almost any surface or object is added with a layer of artificial tactile material, and environmental sensing equipment is not needed. Therefore, REVEL can provide dynamic on touch screens, as well as furniture, walls, wood and plastic objects, and even human skin. Tactile sensation. REVEL uses reverse electron vibration (ReverseElectrovibration), which can inject weak electronic signals anywhere in the user's body, generating an oscillating electric field around the user's skin. When the user slides his finger on the surface of the object, he can feel very obvious The tactile texture of the lens enlarges the feeling of the actual object, and then provides various tactile sensations through different signal contents. "