The Future of the Touch Interface? Microsoft’s 3D Haptic Project Incorporates Touch Screens With Tactile Feedback

Microsoft Research is working on an interesting project right now involving a touch screen which not only allows users to move objects on a screen, but also allows them to feel the resistance and “hardness” of an object.

Microsoft Research 3D Haptic Touch Screen

The BBC has also written an article about it.

Could this be a step in the direction of the next generation of touch screen technology?