Who wouldn’t want a high-definition wall in their home? But have you ever considered a high-definition floor?
Researchers at McGill University have come up with floor tiles that can have a surface image displayed using projectors mounted overhead. So far, pretty cool. But the plastic tiles can sense pressure and be made to vibrate. As a result, it can feel like different surfaces as you walk across it. This simulated motion is called “haptic feedback”. How about drifting snow, or a pebble beach? Maybe you could merge it with Smell-O-Vision and walk across a freshly-mowed grass lawn.
The floor could be used for simulation applications, or could be used as part of a user interface to control a computerized system such as games.