These screens are meant to move. NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a display which is anchored with adjustable wires at each of its four corners, resulting in a screen which can jerk and move in relation to what's on it.
Normal haptic vibration lets you know you've hit an onscreen object, but touching something alone doesn't tell you exactly where it is. For example, having the screen move to represent directions in a navigation app.
The tech itself works, but looks quite clunky at the moment. There's also stiff competition from Senseg's Feel technology or talk of Apple introducing something related – but for now, we've spotted no public announcements about bringing this to market. In the meantime, here is a video showing the technology.
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