Disney Research Laboratories
AirealAireal is a new low cost, highly scalable haptic technology that delivers expressive tactile sensations in mid air. Aireal is designed to use a vortex, a ring of air that can travel large distances while keeping its shape and speed.
Aireal is part of our long term vision for creating large-scale computer augmented environments which can deliver compelling interactive experiences seamlessly, everywhere and at anytime. Free air tactile feedback technology is a key element of these future interactive spaces with a wide range of applications including gaming and story telling, mobile interfaces, and gesture control among many others.