I have just read an article about how Disney has discovered a way for people to “feel” the texture of certain objects/ images on a flat touchscreen.The technique involves sending small vibrations through the display that allows people to “feel” edges, bumps and ridges of an object. Disney believe the vibration-generating algorithm is easy to add to existing touch screens.
I personally think that this is an exciting breakthrough, which could lead to numerous opportunities for Disney and their products. This is because it is well-known that children enjoy and learn through touching objects and physical movement. I believe that children would love to be able to “feel” what certain objects feel like, rather than just seeing them on a screen.
It would be interesting to know other student’s thoughts? Do you think that this is a significant breakthrough for Disney, and could be a beneficial discovery for their numerous products? Do you believe that children would enjoy the sensation of being able to touch and “feel” the texture of what they see on screen?