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Walt Disney creating a way for you to ‘feel’ your touchscreen

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The research wing of Walt Disney Co. announced this month that technology they developed allows users to feel textures on a touchscreen.

“Everything will be touch-sensitive in the future and we need tactile feedback to make it more useful and usable,” Principle Research Scientist at Disney, Ivan Poupyrev told CNN.

The idea is for you to feel your keypad, the action buttons on your game or the texture of your photos.

Other items the company’s research department are working on include the “Aireal.”

This device would allow users a game play experience similar to the Xbox Kinect but would give the feeling that you are touching the objects in the game.