Haptic feedback is the science of applying technology to create an interface with a user through the sense of touch.
Though the technology has been in the consumer market for many years, most popularly as force-feedback controls for gaming (E.G. Vibrating steering wheels), the area of haptics is getting some fresh attention.
The massive adoption of touch-screen interfaces across all types of computing platforms is forcing a rethink of the person/machine boundary.Â The outmoding of the traditional keyboard and mouse is leaving the average user flat in terms filling the need for some level of tactile response. Continue reading “Touch screens get that love and feeling”