Disney Prototypes ‘Puff of Air’ Haptic Interface

Disney Research has developed a prototype device that lets the user feel the presence of virtual objects through carefully constructed and aimed puffs of air. Aireal aims the puffs based on the virtual reality interface — the puffs could be representing the beating wings of a butterfly, an underwater rock, or the boundary between 2 sets of controls in a software program. We look forward to adding this to a gesture input, so that more users will be able to control, navigate, and perceive more effectively with less effort.

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