Wearable multimodality haptic feedback device

Researcher:
Prof. Alon Wolf | Mechanical Engineering

Categories:

Automation, Mobility and Aerospace | Information and Computer Science | Medical Devices

The Technology

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) are rapidly evolving fields, with applications in multiple domains, from gaming to medicine. While the visual and auditory feedback provided have progressed greatly, accompanying devices for haptic feedback are still limited in their capabilities and are mostly aimed at tackling individual aspects of the human haptictactile perception. Haptic feedback technology is expected to greatly influence numerous fields such as technical training, rehabilitation, remote diagnosis and more.

A novel and innovative solution, developed in the lab of Prof. Alon Wolf, offers a significant leap forward by incorporating multiple feedback modalities in a single device. This design provides, in addition to finger-tracking, two main types of tactile feedback: cutaneous haptic feedback (i.e. surface orientation and normal forces), as well as macro and micro texture feedback.

Advantages

  • Integrates multiple feedback modalities in a single device
  • High frequency capabilities, not based on simple vibration motors
  • Simple and Cheap actuation technique

Applications and Opportunities

  • Gaming
  • E-commerce
  • Remote healthcare
  • Education
  • Consumer electronics
  • Government & Defense
  • Remote diagnosis, service and maintenance
  • Mobile computing and portable devices
arrow Business Development Contacts
Ofer Shneyour
Director of Business Development, ICT