New research shows people experience the ‘endowment effect’ of valuing an object more when they can touch it, even in virtual settings.
Hearing-impaired listeners often struggle to locate the source of sounds - haptic technology could change that.
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil use big stones to crush the shells of nuts they want to eat. An experiment in the field investigated how these monkeys prepare to use new, unfamiliar tools.
People who depend on auditory implants to hear struggle to understand speech in noisy places. A new device could change that.
New technology could allow you to “feel” a TV show by transmitting touch feedback through the air.
The desktop interface originated in the 1970s and was exemplified by the arrival of Windows 95. Surely there’s a better approach, 20 years on?
Haptic devices - objects that stimulate the sense of touch - should be used as early as possible by people with visual prosthetics…