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New haptic technology moves away from physical touch controls

Soon enough the world may be literally “at your fingertips”, thanks to new haptic technology that aims to eliminate physical controls in everything from cars to dishwashers. Companies like Ultrahaptic are making strides toward this future, where we control our devices through motions as simple as tapping a finger in mid-air.    Imagine a world without a stick shift or a volume knob, but with machines that can be controlled through natural motions that hit ultrasonic “hotspots” in the air.
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