Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik demonstrates a glove-based tool that responds to pressure with senator Chantal Petitclerc at the University of Ottawa on Oct. 31, 2017.

The internet as it operates today is based on protocols that were “developed for email, not for multimedia, not for touch, not for haptic, smell, whatever,” El Saddik said. This is why we need the Tactile Internet (IEEE 1918.1) standard.

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