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3 Responses to “Haptography: recording the feel of things”

  1. Ladyfingers says:

    It’s funny, I’ve often been sceptical about this general sort of interface improvement, but a gaming controller without rumble is a truly sad thing.

  2. ChickieD says:

    The last company I worked for helped to develop a haptic device used to train dental students in giving injections into the gums. While it was clunkier than giving a real shot, it did give the students a chance to try it out on a machine and receive some feedback on their technique before trying it on a person. Like all new technology, it was a start – one day they will have this refined so it really does feel like giving a shot.

    This is a big area of interest in the engineering world right now and there are a lot of applications, some in consumer world are more novelty things, but there are some great ways this will be used in more specialized areas like medicine or manufacturing.

  3. lishevita says:

    This was a very interesting video, but I just got distracted by the fact that this post has discus at the bottom of it instead of a link to the bbs. Ack! What happened?