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Actuated 3D Display With Haptic Feedback
Haptic technology simulates the sense of touch through tactile feedback mechanisms and is already common in devices like smartphones, where clicks and vibrations enhance the user experience. It is more challenging to translate tactile cues to virtual reality. Scientists in the Natural Interaction Research group at Microsoft Research Redmond have mounted a multitouch, stereo-vision 3D monitor on a robot arm to study how the kinesthetic haptic sense, which relates to motion rather than tactile touch, can augment touchscreen interactions. The result is Actuated 3D Display with Haptic Feedback, a project that features a haptic device that provides 3D physical simulation with force feedback. By moving a finger on the screen, the user can interact with on-screen 3D objects and experience different force responses that correspond to the physical simulation.
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