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MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen  
 
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves.   
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Monday, March 03, 2014 The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, saw some great new technologies. To power over the camouflage by way of playing with the human senses, came the the idea that set stage for a whole new tablet generation, from Fujitsu. Using ultrasonic waves, it makes possible to change the textures on display.

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This new tablet from Fujitsu can completely alter the genre for touchscreen devices, which practically means that you can feel the leathery hide of a snake, sand at the beach, or the smoothness of silk, with with numerous other textures or materials that you can see in the real world.

Fujitsu’s technology centres to enable the increase or decrease in the 'amount of friction' over the screen, thereby, determining the touch or what something feels like when you touch it. Its haptic technology recreates real world's perception sensibility using ultrasonic waves.

According to Re/Code, some experiences were more real than others. A stand out example was strumming the strings of a Japanese harp.

In the past, many other companies have made efforts in this direction. They mostly involved the use of electrical components to simulate the feeling of different textures. However, Fujitsu’s idea is much more compact, and the company aims to launch the device in the market by 2015.


Aastha RS, EFYTIMES News Network


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