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Technology Projects Touchable Holograms for Futuristic Control Panels

And probably whatever else the Internet decides they're for...


One thing that holds back motion controls and gesture controls is the lack of feedback which make it impossible to tell if the controls are working poorly or if you’re just not very good at them—in which case most people blame the technology. This new haptic feedback solution using ultrasound speakers might just give us a way to feel virtual controls.

Of course, the ultrasound system, devised by Bristol University researchers, in itself is just one part of the equation for practical uses of this technology. In practice, it’d be paired with a holographic display to match the sensation, and then maybe we can finally get all Minority Report some time before that reference is understood exclusively by people over 60.

(via The Daily Dot)

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