Nokia Haptikos Tactile Touchscreen Patent Is a Bit Like Apple's

Among the rush of Apple patents relating to touchscreens over the last year came one on tactile feedback touchscreens, and Nokia seems to have been thinking along the same lines. Almost exactly the same lines, since Nokia's Haptikos tech is a system of fluid-cells driven by piezoelectric actuators that push up through… »7/08/08 6:39am7/08/08 6:39am

Tactile Messaging Vest Lets Soldiers Communicate Silently

Just as kids wrote on each other's backs and tried to guess what the letter or word was—something we loved—these tactile vests transmits signals to the wearer tactically. Each vest has 16 vibrating motors that can create 15 patterns with a "very high recognition" rate. In fact, when five volunteers were tested with… »1/03/07 6:40pm1/03/07 6:40pm