Oct 12, 2020

VR objects you FEEL are a step closer thanks to new ‘law of touch’

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The OEC need some VR sets next year.

Star Trek’s holodeck, that lets people physically interact with a virtual world could be a step closer thanks to a ‘universal law of touch’, discovered by British scientists.

Researchers from the University of Birmingham focused on so-called Rayleigh waves — energy that passes over the surface of objects when they are struck.

They found that, when it comes to touch, these waves also travel through layers of skin and bone and are picked up by the body’s touch receptor cells.

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