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25 Multi-Sensory Tech Innovations

From Tactile Music Experiences to Responsive Interface Tools

— March 22, 2016 — Tech
These multisensory tech innovations range from responsive stress ball devices to experimental interface tools that help web designers visualize sound and light without relying on tactile features.

Standouts include sensory movement chairs that feature a sophisticated tech component along with battery-free flashlights that are designed to turn on based on a runner's movements or the time of day. Additionally, examples like VR motion-tracking devices make virtual simulations or gaming experience that much more realistic, bringing yet another interactive element to life for tech users.

Other notable examples of multisensory tech include dream-sensing headphones that examine body temperature and movement during slumber along with tactile music experiences like a sensory event at this year's SXSW interactive conference -- 'Interplay Lab' gives festival attendees a chance to experience music through the sense of touch.
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Sensory Paper Skins
Sensory Paper Skins
A Team of Researchers Created an Artificial Skin from Household Items
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Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices
Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices
The 'BrainPort V100' Allows the Visually Impaired to See
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3D Imaging Sensors
3D Imaging Sensors
The Walabot Image Scanner Lets Users See Through Solid Objects
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Extra-Sensory Vests
Extra-Sensory Vests
The 'Vest' is a Form of Wearable Technology for Those with Hearing Impairments
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Sensory-Reactive Cameras
Sensory-Reactive Cameras
The Graava is an App-Connected Camera That Only Captures Relevant Moments
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Ultra-Sensory Sound Systems
Ultra-Sensory Sound Systems
Louder Speakers Foster a Listening Experience for Two Other Senses
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Musical Fountain Speakers
Musical Fountain Speakers
These Psychedelic Mini Music Speakers Mimic a Spouting Water Fountain
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Synesthesia-Simulating Masks
Synesthesia-Simulating Masks
This Synesthesia Mask Simulates How Colors Smell
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Sonic Wifi Experiments
Sonic Wifi Experiments
Frank Swain Can Physically Hear Wireless Data With His Hacked Hearing Aids
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Dream-Controlling Masks
Dream-Controlling Masks
'The Napz' Mind Control Mask Helps You Master Your Dreams
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Bio-Sensing Books
Bio-Sensing Books
Sensory Fiction Changes Temperature Depending on the Plot
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Scent-Based Alarm Clocks
Scent-Based Alarm Clocks
SensorWake is the First Alarm Clock to Substitute Sound for Smell
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Soothing Sleep Headphones
Soothing Sleep Headphones
This Audio-Playing Eye Mask Blocks Out Noise and Light
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VR Motion-Tracking Devices
VR Motion-Tracking Devices
The Leap Motion 'Orion' Hand Tracking Engine Enables Deeper Experiences
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Perception-Heightening Sonar Wearables
Perception-Heightening Sonar Wearables
Sunu Uses Ultrasonic Tech to Help the Visually Impaired
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Tactile Musical Experiences
Tactile Musical Experiences
The SXSW Interplay Lab Allows Users to Control Music with Their Hands
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Blind-Directing Multi-Sensory Maps
Blind-Directing Multi-Sensory Maps
These Interactive Maps for the Blind are Installed at Schools
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Sensory Movement Chairs
Sensory Movement Chairs
The Dynamic Chair Encourages Bodily Expression
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Sensory Sleep Devices
Sensory Sleep Devices
This Bedside Device Helps Slow Your Heart Rate for a Solid Night's Rest
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Digital Shower Devices
Digital Shower Devices
The Kohler DTV+ Digital Shower Interface Promotes Customized Showers
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Experimental Interface Tools
Experimental Interface Tools
Henri by Method Helps Designers Make User Interfaces Without Screens
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Lucid Dream-Sensing Headphones
Lucid Dream-Sensing Headphones
The 'SleepPhones' Were Unveiled at CES 2016
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Virtual Reality Suits
Virtual Reality Suits
The Tesla Suit Simulates Full-Body Touch, Climate Control and Motion Capture
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Responsive Tactile Stress Balls
Responsive Tactile Stress Balls
The Interactive 'Stressball' Senses Body Data and Responds
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