Beyond just vibrating haptic feedback, display company Senseg has developed a new screen technology that will allow you to ‘feel’ what’s being displayed on the screen by changing the friction dynamically on the company as you touch. There are numerous applications to this technology, including gaming, braille, and perhaps even topographical Google Maps that begs to be touched and eyed by your fingertips.
Unlike haptics, Senseg’s technology doesn’t require any mechanical or moving parts.
The technology is described as a technology that touches you back. The technology employs an electrostatic field to create the friction.
The technology could begin appearing in smartphones as early as next year. The technology does need to be built into devices at the manufacturing level.