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One of the most sought after new features on mobile devices is the touch screen. But that name is a misnomer, according to a group of researchers at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., who point out the obvious-that these displays offer minimal tactile feedback. But suppose touch screens could touch you back: You could "feel," say, the edges of the buttons on a virtual keypad or the links on a Web page.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 5 )