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Adding a sense of touch can make virtual reality experiences feel more real. Credit: Richard Newstead Getty Images

Adding a sense of touch can make virtual reality experiences feel more real. Credit: Richard Newstead Getty Images A woman sits at a computer, video chatting with her young son while she gently pats an interface on a separate screen. In response, a wireless patch on the child’s back vibrates in a pattern that matches his mother’s fingers, allowing him to “feel” her physical touch. The new patch is a type of haptic device, a technology that remotely conveys tactile signals. A common example is video game c

Source: New Virtual Reality Interface Enables “Touch” Across Long Distances – Scientific American

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