Haptic screens may sound like science fiction but this technology is far closer to becoming commonplace than you may know. Technology adoption has a tendency to follow an S-shape curve. As a result, technologies tend to go from being mostly unknown to being highly commonplace in an often surprisingly short period of time. History tells us of several such revolutions and they have often caused massive shifts, creating new opportunities for new business as well as rendered some business models obsolete.
Thanks to their dual modality, haptic screens open up for new modes of interaction with our favorite technical gadgets.
Check your messages
True multimodal interaction
Reading without looking
Braille or something else
Either way, I’m excited to see what haptic displays will have to offer and what use modes they will result in.
What do you think? Would you learn Braille so you could check your messages with touch alone? Post a comment.