Microsoft research and development is definitely on a roll lately.
With the Illumiroom Projector for XBOX (seriously, we urge you to look that up), not to mention the release of Windows 8, we’re certain Microsoft technology isn’t disappearing anywhere. But what about the other things they’re doing behind the scenes?
One of the things they’re working on is a 3D Haptic Touch monitor. This screen is basically a 3D touchscreen monitor that is attached to a robotic arm. The robotic arm moves back and forth and may automatically adjust its resistance, based on the representation of the type of object that the user is handling onscreen.
3D touchscreen monitors are going for about $500 bucks these days. The types of applications, besides gaming, for the 3D Haptic Touch monitor could be for children in a classroom. Students could learn more about different objects that are dangerous to handle or otherwise difficult to obtain.
Greg Fischer, @guru_apprentice