Researchers add tactile experience to 3D

RePro3D is a new naked eye, multi-perspective 3D display that allows users to “touch” 3D characters. Using an infra-red sensor, the system recognises the position of the user’s finger and the displayed 3D character responds to the virtual contact. The group is also working on a device worn on the finger that simulates for the user, the sensation of touching something when the character is poked. Check out the video for a more detailed explanation of the technology behind the system.