Currently, we can see, hear and touch our mobile devices. We can’t yet taste and smell (well, we can’t smell things if they were submitted via our phones…like the fresh new scent of Febreze…). Think about this for a minute. What if one day Oren Eisenberg and Matt Draper invented a way we could harness all five senses through mobile?
Well..we may be getting close with current research. But, let’s start with Haptic Technology. Haptics is a tactile feedback technology which recreates the sense of touch. Now, the technology has taken awhile to get off its feet and has had some challenges…
But, shifting gears – consider the use of this with Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dentists, consumers in convention settings vs mobile phones for now. Allowing folks to touch things that resemble a pimple, rash or other things helps to contextualize the experience. Watch the video for 3:30 minutes and it will give you an idea.
Why it’s hot?
Because I can appreciate the struggle of this technology and hope to break the barriers for all senses one day. Or, be a part of the crowd watching and embracing. Thanks