We’ve been able to control on-screen games using a variety of devices for decades. With MYO and LeapMotion, we’re getting into the realm of hands-free, on-screen interaction. Think of interfaces used in Minority Report or, my personal favourite, Iron Man.
But, Disney has taken this one step further. So far, Disney Research has given the world plants that react to touch. Now, the boffins in Disney Research have come up with invisible tactile experiences that come out of thin air. Literally!
It’s called AIREAL. It’s a low cost, highly scalable haptic technology that delivers expressive tactile sensations in mid air. And, the device is almost entirely created by using 3D printing.
It’s a big wow, no matter which way you look at it. If you want to know what science goes behind creating something so awesome, read about it at Disney Research.
Imagine the possibilities. Being slapped in game will be more than a blow to your virtual ego. You’ll feel it!
AIREAL: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air