You may remember that I've mentioned the word haptics a few times in previous newsletters. It refers to the study of any form of interaction involving touch. I've spent this past week at the World Haptics Conference in Chicago, where I've met some of the top scientists in the field who are working on understanding the mechanisms behind our sense of touch and using it to create interactive technology that gives the impression of textures and feelings. Most of our current technology just uses sight and sound, so they see the emergence of haptics as the next step in the digital age. I have a lot to say about the things I've learned here, but for now, I'll leave you with the top 5 coolest things I've seen.
I hope you're all enjoying the summer!