Touchy Feely Technology
You may have never heard of a “haptic interface”, but chances are you use one every day. When your cell phone vibrates in your pocket to tell you someone is calling – that’s a haptic interface. The visual and audio design of new technologies tend to soak up attention from reviewers and users alike – but recent revolutions in haptics remind us there is another sense gadgets can use to communicate –touch.
Nathan Hurst is a staff writer for Wired, where he recently wrote about the sensational future of the haptic interface.