Disney adds magnetic toy tech to patent list

patent filed by Disney Enterprises Inc. earlier this year could soon have toys sliding, spinning and even jumping across the touch screen surfaces of your smart devices. The technology relies on magnetic fields as a guidance system for the toys and could present new opportunities for interactive gaming and programming. Here’s some detail from the patent abstract…

“The adjusting the magnetic field can be based on a location of the magnetically movable object over the display. Furthermore, the display can be a touch sensitive display and the adjusting the magnetic field can be based on touch input of the touch sensitive display. The imparting motion can include moving the magnetically movable object around the display.”

Watch the video below by PatentYogi to see some potential applications of the tech including a off-road adventure with Lightning McQueen.

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