Sarotis is a Body Suit That Could Let Users Feel Digital Information

Sarotis is a project by researchers from the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Though currently just a proof of concept, the project has created a system whereby the human body is able to feel incoming data rather than see it through the mediation of a screen.

The current Sarotis device consists of three silicone modules that wrap around a user's leg, arm, and neck. Through the use of precisely controlled pneumatic pulses, the modules are able to convey coded information that users learn through experience with the wearable data relay device.

The Interactive Architecture Lab researchers have thus far used the Sarotis to guide people through a maze while blindfolded, giving them directional instructions through the pulses in the suit.