There’s just under an hour until the Apple iPad 3 event begins and there’s still rumours coming in. This one seems like it could be true. It’s being said that the Apple iPad 3 might feature a hapic screen. This basically means that you would potentially be able to feel different textures on the screen.
The company who is behind this technology, but refuses to comment on whether they’ve been working on anything with Apple, is Senseg. Senseg’s haptic display technology, as described on their website, allows for a sophisticated sensation of touch using Coloumb’s force, the principle of attraction between electrical charges.
“Senseg patented solution creates a sophisticated sensation of touch using Coloumb’s force, the principle of attraction between electrical charges. By passing an ultra-low electrical current into the insulated electrode, Senseg’s Tixel, the proprietary charge driver can create a small attractive force to finger skin. By modulating this attractive force a variety of sensations can be generated, from textured surfaces and edges to vibrations and more.”
All of this basically means that the user can “feel” different textures on the screen.
There have been reports that the technology, overall, is very impressive.
“With Senseg, touch screens come alive with textures, contours and edges that users can feel. Unlike effects created by mechanical vibration and piezo solutions, Senseg is silent.”