Hear a friend's whispers with a touch to the ear.
Before an attraction ever gets built and installed into a Disney theme park, Disney Imagineers have to invent new ways to amaze a generation of visitors that have grown up with cutting-edge technology like smartphones and tablets. That's why Disney has its own dedicated research division to experiment with robotics, computer graphics, computer-human interaction, and even material science to empower their Imagineers. Many of these research areas explore new ways of manipulating our senses, such as adding touch responses to everyday object or delivering haptic feedback using air cannons. However, a newly revealed research project exploits our perception of sound.