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Reach Out and Touch Someone’s Avatar
Posted By Minda Zetlin On September 22, 2011 @ 6:28 am In Gaming,Hardware,Innovation | No Comments
It doesn’t look like much yet: a finger with a massive cuff vaguely poking a low-res image of a tiny fairy floating a few inches above the screen that’s projecting it. But remember that this is just the first step and imagine the implications: Researchers at Keio University in Japan have created the first 3D images  that users can “touch,” or at least feel through a tactile response delivered by the finger cuff.
Fast-forward through a few years of development, and it’s easy to imagine ramping up your workout by kick-boxing a virtual alien. Or getting a virtual tennis lesson where you actually feel the ball strike your racket. Or giving your faraway loved one a hug that actually feels like one.
Read more (and see the video) at Mobile Magazine .
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 created the first 3D images: http://www.mobilemag.com/2011/09/18/repro-3d-lets-you-touch-virtual-pixels/
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