New Array Measures Vibrations Across The Skin, May Help Engineers Design Optimal, Wearable Tactile Displays

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In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings. Think of it as tactile Morse code: vibrations from a wearable, GPS-linked device that tell you to turn right or left, or stop, depending on the pattern of pulses you feel. Such a device could free drivers from having to look at maps, and could also serve as a tactile guide for the visually and hearing impaired. Lynette Jones, a senior research scientist in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, designs wearable tactile displays… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)