A lot of technology designed for one use turns out to have uses in other areas, and this idea for the next big thing is similar to something that happens when you play some video games and the controller vibrates when you make certain moves.
NHK, a Japanese broadcasting company, is working on new technology to let people “see” virtual objects, meaning people with problem with their vision can learn more about what’s on a TV screen than ever before.
It works with an attachment that includes five metal ball bearings – when you touch the attachment, it simulates the texture of an object. When the person presses back, the ball bearings return the pressure, just like if you were holding something.
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