Virtual Handshake

Photo: Virtual Handshake

Caption: The science of learning feeds into the concept of human-centered computing—that computer systems should dovetail with and expand human capabilities instead of forcing humans to adapt to machines.

The virtual handshake depicted here is still a fantasy, yet being able to touch and smell may be important to virtual learning and other tasks. Medical instructors say that surgeons need to be able to smell—part of perceiving when they have nicked a vessel, for example.

Source: University of North Carolina
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