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How haptics will transform your gadgets

Mike Elgan | Sept. 23, 2014
Haptics have been part of consumer electronics for a long time. When you put your smartphone on "vibrate," or when you play first-person shooters on Xbox, those vibrations are called haptics.

Haptics will add depth and texture and — literally — a good feeling to computers, phones and wearable devices, as well as car dashboards and home automation appliances. They'll have some practical benefit, but mostly they'll make us love our gadgets more.

The world of ubiquitous haptic user interfaces has been predicted, promised and hinted at for two decades. Now it's finally here.

Can you feel it?

 

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