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Hands On Search: Yahoo! JAPAN

The internet is visual and auditory. What if the sense of touch became possible? What does the future look like? To portray that sort of future for the internet, Yahoo JAPAN integrated the “Search” function with a 3D printer and developed the “Hands On Search” machine. The item you search comes out as a solid object by this search.

This “Hands On Search ” machine is introduced to Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, affiliated by University of Tsukuba. To touch is important for children with visual disabilities. This is why we introduced the “Hands On Search” machine to Tsukuba. We believe that the future of the internet will hopefully bring happiness to all people.


This is the first step towards a new search.