Texture Simulations…finally feel your iPad!Posted: July 11, 2011
New Touch Interface Uses Electricity to Simulate Textures & Sensations
The revolution of textures has arrived! This is ground breaking technology that has our geek brains swimming with possibilities.
E-Sense by Finnish tech company Senseg is a new touch interface that simulates the sensation of textures and other touch feedback on virtually any surface. The core of the technology is the “tixel,” or tactile pixel, a special surface that emits a weak electrical field. When skin is exposed to the electrical field, all manner of textures and sensations can be simulated–sticky or smooth surfaces, even clicks or vibration.
With accuracy down to the level of individual tixels, the technology allows for exceptional control of the produced sensation. Tactile feedback can be localized to individual areas enabling multi-touch user experiences. Since it is easily scalable to small and large surfaces with ultra-thin implementation, Senseg E-Sense can be applied to virtually any surface including the device’s cover bringing a new dimension of user experience.