Magic fingers turn virtual worlds into touchable reality

Touch the Invisibles, a system that provides tactile feedback to your fingertips corresponding to what's happening on a touchscreen, essentially ensures that our holodeck dreams will come true in the near-term future.

Developed by a trio of Japanese researchers, the system employs circular sensors attached to your fingertips that translate the digital actions onscreen into touchable events. Even though this is still early in development, such a system could easily be embedded in gloves, or even a full body suit, and then married to a few other existing technologies to give us the most realistic virtual world experience we've ever had.

Via Junji