29 Sep '15, 9pm

From pixels to pixies: the future of touch is sound: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ultrasound - inau...

SINGAPORE Ultrasound - inaudible sound waves normally associated with cancer treatments and monitoring the unborn - may change the way we interact with our mobile devices. Couple that with a different kind of wave - light, in the form of lasers - and we're edging towards a world of 3D, holographic displays hovering in the air that we can touch, feel and control. UK start-up Ultrahaptics, for example, is working with premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover [TAMOJL.UL] to create invisible air-based controls that drivers can feel and tweak. Instead of fumbling for the dashboard radio volume or temperature slider, and taking your eyes off the road, ultrasound waves would form the controls around your hand. "You don't have to actually make it all the way to a surface, the controls find you in the middle of the air and let you operate them," says Tom Carter, co-founder and chief tec...

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/29/us-tech-touch-s...

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