Augmented-Reality Floor Tiling
Augmented Steps This "haptic" floor can mimic the look and feel of sand.
Credit: Yon Visell
Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot. Such a tool could perhaps be used for augmented reality applications, tele-presence, training, rehabilitation or even as virtual foot controllers.
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