Revel by Disney Research Uses Reverse Electrovibration

By: Sarah Robson - Published: Aug 14, 2012 • References: disneyresearch and psfk
Revel by Disney Research is a new type of technology that gives objects a texturized feel. Revel has the ability to give practically any device a new texture by modifying a user’s touch perception of the physical world. This technology works through a process called reverse electrovibration, and when someone creates friction, by placing their fingers over a device, different tactile textures are felt.

Disney Research was formed in 2008, and it is apart of The Walt Disney Company, which specifically focuses on technology development and innovation. Disney Research gathers research in eight different areas, and they integrate the best of academia and industry. This impressive Disney Research video describes how this texturized technology works, and a range of sensations can be felt if the properties of the signal are altered.