My sixth grade teacher, Mr. Brightbill, had asked us to write an essay about what we see for the future. I wrote that someday we would be able to wear gloves that would take someone's temperature, "see" their blood sugar level, and take their vital signs.
Some kids wrote about space adventures and monsters. I wrote about what would impact our health. Mr. Brightbill thought I was a way ahead of my time. Turns out not by much. Haptics are becoming very prevalent in the medical field.
I think haptics will have so much more impact for accessibility.
Look what it can do for the visually impared with the iPhone interface.
There is even haptics research and use for Second Life!
I think Mr. Brightbill would have proclaimed this Genius.