#1
Just saw this article on the BBC website, and had never heard about it before. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7593444.stm

Is it as good as it looks? I know it probably won't be economically viable, especially for video games, but its still quite cool to know its there.

tl:dr, its a way of feeling objects through sound waves, or something like that. And apoligies in advance if this has been posted before, searched and found nothing
#2
However, the approach is limited in how much force it can produce, which in turn limits how hard or stiff the virtual objects can be. Beyond a certain amount of force, the device could scatter enough ultrasound to risk ear damage. There is also a possibility of AIDS.


No thanks i think ill pass.
#5
depending how it works, ultrasound might be too slow.. If it scans along and down X and Y like a TV then the propogation delay of air pressure will add up to suckiness
#7
Quote by dazzlepecs
depending how it works, ultrasound might be too slow.. If it scans along and down X and Y like a TV then the propogation delay of air pressure will add up to suckiness


And according to my calculations your pocket protector is of quantifiable intelligence.
#10
The title of this thread made me laugh. "Ultrasound, as good as it sounds?". It's obviously good. It's ultra.
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