Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Ultrahaptics

Sometimes an up-and-coming technology can feel a little bit like magic; that's the case with Ultrahaptics, which lets you "feel" objects and sensations several inches above your keyboard, and then manipulate them. Using ultrasound, the tech gives the illusion that you are actually feeling bubbles touch your palm, or lets you move around a simple game object on the screen. 
The fascinating thing about the technology is that it doesn't involve any extra gear on the part of the user: no gloves, no rings -- all the tech is in the hardware and the accompany software. 
Still in development, Ultrahaptics will be an interesting tech to watch -- like many developmental technologies, it has great potential, but whether we will actually see it in future systems is still to be determined.