A new type on game controller, developed by University of Utah engineers, is unlike anything seen before. The new controller pulls and stretches the thumb tips in different directions to simulate feeling and resistance.
William Provancher, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University said:
“I’m hoping we can get this into production when the next game consoles come out in a couple of years.”
Provancher was recently demonstrating the controller in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Haptics Symposium. Haptics deals with research about touch sensory.