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Meet the man who is making virtual reality ‘feel’ more real
04-02-2016, 09:24 AM.
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Meet the man who is making virtual reality ‘feel’ more real
VR, is a booming tech, with many very interesting progresses e.g. Ultrahaptics... Big Grin

Meet the man who is making virtual reality ‘feel’ more real

LONDON — As a student at the University of Bristol, Mr Tom Carter became obsessed with a seemingly impossible notion: Letting people feel and manipulate virtual objects. A professor turned him on to an esoteric concept using ultrasound to simulate tactile sensations, that was floated and abandoned back in the 1970s.

Today, Mr Carter, 29, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Ultrahaptics, which uses clever algorithms and an array of ultrasound emitters to simulate a range of feelings: Tiny bubbles bursting on your fingertips, a stream of liquid passing over your hand, the outlines of three-dimensional shapes. Mr Carter says dozens of companies making everything from computer games to cars and appliances are testing the technology, an example of what computer scientists call haptic feedback (haptic in Ancient Greek basically meant coming into contact with something).
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