Touch screens have changed the way of interaction with mobile and consumer devices, but since their first appearance in this area there was no revolutionary changes. According to the company Tanvas, the next stage of development of interaction with touchscreen should be the possibility of tactile sensation of different textures, depicted on the touch surface at CES 2017 it showed a screen capable to convey the texture of different materials, for example, in one application shows two pairs of pants -.. one of the cotton, and the second – corduroy spending. on them with your finger, you can understand about what these materials to the touch.
Tanvas also showed an application with different objects and materials: water, pebbles, sand and others. Each of them feels really resemble a real, though a finger simply touches a flat touch screen. The secret lies in the fact that TanvasTouch technology uses electromagnetic pulses to transmit tactile sensations in the fingertip.
This idea is not new, and previously we have seen similar projects. Tanvas team investigates this technology for over 10 years. In CES, it hopes to attract partners who would like to use these screens in their products