Pushing all the right (virtual) buttons

A journalist at a preview yesterday in Tsukuba, in suburban Tokyo, wearing a prototype of a head-mounted display that enables her to feel resistance from virtual buttons that she is pushing. Mr Norio Nakamura, the inventor of "3D-Haptics Technology" and chief technical officer at Miraisens, said the device works by fooling the brain, blending the images the eye is seeing with vibrations created by a small device on the fingertip. The firm said it wants to commercialise the technology - claimed as a world-first - through applications in the electronics and service industries.


This article was first published on September 02, 2014.
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