Take a moment. Familiarize.
Haptic technology is a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of a user’s sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user… …It has been described as “(doing) for the sense of touch what computer graphics does for vision”. –Wikipedia.
We have the ability to experience the world with five senses; sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. We use these same basic senses as sexual beings to enjoy all pleasurable sensations. Wouldn’t it be great to experience adult apps with more than two senses?!
Now who knows how far away we are from technology that provides the sensation of taste or smell-o-vision (there might be a market for it – NFSW). But touch. That’s not far-fetched at all. Just image applying haptics to MiKandi apps? I’m sure users would appreciate a thing like that. Lucky for all of us, there’s a company whose technology can help bring virtual world experiences a bit closer to reality.
Immersion has been developing haptic technology for almost two decades. They’re introducing they’re new development platform, MOTIV for Android. It’s designed to simplify haptic integration for application developers. The MOTIV SKD helps developers easily design their apps with haptics by providing tools such as: the API, sample code, libraries with over 100 pre-designed effects, reference documentation and a conversion layer that allows for easy incorporation of haptic effects into Android apps.
Check this video out. Let it marinate. Then start thinking of all the possibilities!
For those who are interested, the MOTIV SDK is expected to be available in March 2011. Follow Immersion on Facebook, or join their mailing list email@example.com to receive a launch notification.