Haptic Technology Gets to The Point

We’ve mentioned haptics before, but beyond the vibration units in your phone and game controllers, there’s not much in the way of genuine touch-based interfaces available yet. That could be set to change with a demo here in the UK of a new technology which exploits the human body’s propensity for being deceived by sensory input. It can make a person feel like they are touching a variety of different surfaces, from smooth spheres to sawblades.