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Disney developing new touchscreen technology

by Rod Wheaton on October 14, 2013


This article caught my eye in the Orlando Business Journal. I love the way WDW is constantly pushing the technology envelope and coming up with new ways to make every experience even better! I’m just getting into all the Magic Bands can do, and already this is on the horizon:
Disney developing new touchscreen technology
Megan Anderson
Orlando Business Journal
Date: Monday, October 14, 2013

Just after mastering the technology behind the MyMagic+ bands, Walt Disney Co. already has another trick up its sleeve.

Disney researchers in Pittsburgh are working to advance and add new dimensions to touchscreens, Fox Business reports. The technology is known as haptics and will make screens not only look 3-D, but actually feel 3-D.

For the Burbank, Calif.-based entertainment company (NYSE: DIS), this type of technology could not only be implemented into movies, cartoons and games, but also at its theme parks like Walt Disney World, Fox Business reports.

For instance, the technology could bring a digital maps to life featuring dips and valleys. The new touchscreen technology could also offer visually impaired guests a new way to interact with the digital world, not just listen but feel a navigation map — for example, a theme park map — or let a blind child connect with characters in a cartoon.

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