Developers from a National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology spin-off demonstrated cutting-edge technology that creates touchable 3D imagery. Users wear a small fingertip device that creates vibrations when objects are touched in a 3D world.
The technology was demonstrated using a head-mounted display prototype where the user wearing the fingertip device could feel resistance when pushing virtual buttons. The technology could be built into a variety of different shaped devices to aid in numerous applications. Video game controllers could be fitted with this technology to give users a sense of resistance when certain actions are performed.