Haptic Interface

Technologies turn to touch with vibration-based feedback features

Implications - As the expansion of the Internet of Things continues to connect us with an increasing number of objects, products are being designed with haptic feedback that relies on a user's sense of touch to communicate pertinent information. This shift speaks to the progression towards a relationship between consumers and technology that no longer requires an interface, but is instead almost entirely intuitive.
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Vibrational Feedback Headphones - The 'StringPad' 4D Motion Simulator Headphones are Immersive
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This Year and Warm 453 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 17
Vibrational Feedback Headphones
The 'StringPad' 4D Motion Simulator Headphones are Immersive
It’s one thing to watch a movie or play a game with great picture quality, but the ‘StringPad’ 4D motion simulator headphones act as a way to further immerse yourself in the action... [More]
Sensitive Virtual Reality Suits - Haptic Technology Creates Touchable Experiences in This VR Suit
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Warm 1,602 Clicks Pub: Nov 5, 15
Sensitive Virtual Reality Suits
Haptic Technology Creates Touchable Experiences in This VR Suit
This virtual reality suit uses haptic technology to create VR experiences you can actually feel. Imagine a video game where the player could feel the impact of objects falling around them, or sense... [More]
GPS-Connected Denim - Spinali Design Showcased Their Collection of Vibrating Jeans at CES 2017
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This Year and Warm 548 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 17
GPS-Connected Denim
Spinali Design Showcased Their Collection of Vibrating Jeans at CES 2017
Following navigational jackets, these vibrating jeans are embedded with GPS technology. From Spinali Design, the Essential Vibrating Connected Jeans feature a sensor-equipped belt and can sync to... [More]
Haptic Accelerator Pedals - The Mercedes-Benz C350e Gas Pedal Vibrates When Shifting to Gas
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Average 1,778 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 15
Haptic Accelerator Pedals
The Mercedes-Benz C350e Gas Pedal Vibrates When Shifting to Gas
The Mercedes-Benz C350e is a plug-in hybrid sedan from the luxury automobile maker that boasts a unique vibrating pedal that provides important driving information to the driver. The first hybrid... [More]
Obstacle-Sensing Wearables - Guidesense Relays Obstacles to the Blind Through Haptic Feedback
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This Year and Warm 623 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 17
Obstacle-Sensing Wearables
Guidesense Relays Obstacles to the Blind Through Haptic Feedback
Guidesense is a new assistive wearable from the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. The device, which is designed to aid visually impaired people with mobility in day-to-day life, can sense... [More]
Haptic Gaming Gloves - This Haptic Glove Lets Gamers Feel Virtual Objects
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Mild 1,842 Clicks Pub: Apr 27, 15
Haptic Gaming Gloves
This Haptic Glove Lets Gamers Feel Virtual Objects
The Hands Omni is a haptic glove, developed by a team of engineering students at Rice University, that is capable of making the wearer ‘feel’ virtual objects and environments as if they&#... [More]
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