Evolution of Touch: How We Control Technology

By Cliff Edwards - 2012-03-06T20:47:35Z

Photograph by Mario Anzuoni/Landov

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Novint Falcon 3D Touch Controller (2006)

Haptics have brought virtual feedback to everything from automobiles and phones to game rumble pads and flight simulators. The Falcon is one of the first devices to offer 3-D feedback. The weight and dynamics of objects can be simulated so that an object's inertia and momentum can be felt throughout a person's body. Users feel the impact of a virtual bullet hit, the recoil of a gun or the motion of a golf club.