Genuine simulated tactility

Toshiba is exploring artificial texture for touch screens.  By changing the charge on a surface film, the device will present the user with simulated rough, smooth, or fuzzy textures.  This could work well for blind users, who would be able to distinguish buttons and controls on a touchscreen, one of the major barriers to those ubiquitous input systems.

Toshiba brings texture to touch video — Engadget

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