Bits and pieces of March 2012 [updated]
TECHTILE = TECHnology based tacTILE design. Best Demo Award at Haptics Symposium 2012. A simple but very elegant toolkit to discover and experience haptics.
Tactile Display With Directional Force Feedback, link
Nokia Patents Haptic Tattoo Technology, link
A lot of speculation and hype around this, but it is still interesting to see how the media/public is picking up on the idea.
Immersion HD Integrator, link
Lots of customs implementations of haptic effects from Immersion.
Game Controller with Embedded Skin Stretch Feedback from HEML Utah, link
As seen at Haptics Symposium 2012 in Vancouver.
Haptic steering wheel from AT&T labs, link
“An underlying thread of this research is, can we develop great haptic and tactile cues that users ‘get’ right out of the box?” Good question!
Cadillac Safety Alert Seat, link
Directional tactile sensation — vibrations of the driver’s seat bottom — to warn of crash threats while driving and parking.
Robot hand to give your videoconferencing the ‘human’ touch, link
Believable human touch factors: texture, temperature and sufficient grip force.