Haptic technology for touch screen devices ?


  • Haptic technology allows users to “feel” buttons on a touch-screen device by providing localized feedback when users’ fingers touch button or control areas.

  • A new patent application, uncovered by Patently Apple, shows that Apple is taking its haptic inquiry a step further.
  • This multitiered haptic system would allow for an even smoother user experience, especially for users who are visually impaired.
  • …ability to flex and bend to the point of creating multilevel topographical maps, a series of buttons, or a control pad for gaming or navigation.
  • Clearly this technology is incredibly advanced and is unlikely to make its way to an Apple device in the next couple years…