3D Virtual Shape Can Be Touched, Seen and Felt

Touch 3D Virtual Object

… technology unveiled in December can let you see and touch a virtual sphere for the first time. Researchers at the University of Bristol used an ultrasound device to focus disturbances in the air created by sound waves into 3D shapes. The floating shapes are visible to the naked eye and create haptic feedback [tactile feedback in
technology which recreates the sense of touch when you touch them]. The work is still in an early phase, but the researchers anticipate that more advanced devices could create touchable CT scans and interactive museum displays.Read more —>  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-cool-science-stories-you-may-have-missed-2014-180953747/#rXkQAoipfft8Kwa6.99

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