DEVICES: Human-device interfaces using touch are no longer peculiar actions akin to Minority Report. But as tablets and touch-enabled smartphones become commonplace, what's next? Microsoft is taking the lead and now wants to make it "immersive". Read the full story on BBC News.
Microsoft, creator of the massive Touch interface a few years back, has released details of a touchscreen showing 3D images that can be felt and manipulated.
The project, created by Microsoft's research unit, combines an LCD flat panel screen with force sensors and a robotic arm that moves it back and forwards.
By controlling how much resistance there is to a user's fingertip the firm says it can simulate the shape and weight of objects shown on screen.
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