Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have come up with a thin and light VR glove which makes it so that a touch of an object in the virtual world equates to the physical touch you would expect in real life.
Apple has been awarded a series of new patents -- including three related to improving a device's waterproofing, coloring titanium for use in building devices, and using haptic feedback for distinguishable notifications.
Another patent surfaced describing a haptic feedback element for the Surface Pen. It follows a patent revealed last week for a touch-capable retention clip. Microsoft clearly has big plans for its little touch-capable stylus.
Debuting as part of the credit card company's global advertising campaign celebrating the Olympic Winter Games, Visa's new sound, animation, and haptic cues will let customers know when they complete a transaction.
Redux, a startup, has designed tiny microphones that turn a phone's screen into a high-quality speaker -- and deliver tactile haptic touches in software that supports it. It could eliminate the need for exposed speakers and buttons.
Using millimeter wave radar sensors, Guidesense can detect obstacles in the environment -- including thin branches and bushes -- and relay that information back to the wearer via haptic and audio feedback.
Tanvas, a Chicago, Illinois-based startup, unveiled its TanvasTouch technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It delivers a versatile new form of haptic feedback designed to more closely mimic a variety of textures.
One drawback of robotic surgery? Surgeons can't feel their way through an operation and have to rely solely on sight. The creators behind a new robotic system called HeroSurg hope to restore haptic feedback for surgeons to make robotic…
At this point, it seems pretty well accepted that multi-tasking while driving often leads to disaster. But new technology from touchscreen maker Synaptics and supplier Valeo is looking to shake things up with a touchscreen that shakes…
Those annoying rumbling alerts we get from our smartwatches or smartphones, better known as haptic feedback, could be a lot more informative, fun, and interactive; but manufacturers aren't exploiting what's possible.
At the Wearable Technologies Conference, companies as big as Google bumped elbows with new start ups, sharing ideas and vision for the wearable industry. The future, they say, will see improvements to optics and photonics, miniaturization…