Holograms are being used in a variety of ways including medical systems, education, entertainment, and more. Previously, holograms were only viewed from a distance. Now, a group of researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a system of holograms that allow you to experience the sensation of touch.

Using “aerohaptics” technology, jets of air will create the feelings of touch on peoples’ fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to touch or sense holograms could eventually let you shake hands or physically interact with the hologram that may be located across the world. The artificial touch technology provides an additional dimension of virtual reality without having to wear advanced gloves or headsets. This advancement in holograms could mean a new wave of technology using the jets of air. Researchers are considering changing the temperature of the air to create different feelings and adding scents to increase the illusion.

Read more about this new technology at The Conversation.