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QUOTE said:
[Hiroyuki Shinoda, Professor, Tokyo University]:
"Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you'd try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms."

The technology consists of software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the hand of a user “touching” the projected hologram.

Researchers are using two Wiimotes from Nintendo’s Wii gaming system to track a user’s hand.

Source (and a slightly more exciting video) here.


Three years from now, the first tactile-feedback "dating sim" (nudge nudge wink wink say no more) hits Japanese store shelves
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But imagine placing those ultrasound arrays like that on either side of a 3D TV, and you have physical feedback for your gaming. You shoot at the TV, and the TV shoots back
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Veho said:
But imagine placing those ultrasound arrays like that on either side of a 3D TV, and you have physical feedback for your gaming. You shoot at the TV, and the TV shoots back
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In Soviet Russia, game shoot you!
Had to say it :3
 

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shlong said:
Veho said:
But imagine placing those ultrasound arrays like that on either side of a 3D TV, and you have physical feedback for your gaming. You shoot at the TV, and the TV shoots back
yay.gif
In Soviet Russia, game shoot you!
Had to say it :3

with those technology, health bars doesn't matter anymore. it's "evade" or "get hurt"
 

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RoboticBuddy said:
Go Ninty! Thats cool, they are using two wiimotes.
It's not Nintendo that made it, the developers just used Wiimotes. Why? I have no idea.

Totoy_Kamote said:
QUOTE(Infinite Zero @ Dec 3 2010, 05:38 PM) Damn! This is so cool.
yes it is!
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Pointless post much? Couldn't you just say it's cool?


Anyway, that aside, this is old news. I remember seeing it a year ago.
 

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8BitWalugi said:
the developers just used Wiimotes. Why? I have no idea.
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I remember seeing it a year ago.
Well, I'd say they used Wiimotes because Kinect wasn't available at the time.
 

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I must admit I do enjoy the arcades that have fans blowing things at me as I ski or whatever.

I wonder if I could get one of those pain ray things (I saw a demo with a fair level of accuracy) and wire it up instead of ultrasound or whatever they end up using.

I might also consider something like those "air blade" hand driers people seem to be enjoying of late and I have a few absorbent polymers that release their water under ultrasound as well. Find a way to crack momentum/impulse and the like and life will be good.
 

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