Speech Through Skin: Haptic Communications Research
Publication/Creation DateJune 20 2018
DescriptionThrough the use of haptics technology, researchers at the Purdue College of Engineering were able to send and receive messages through their skin. By interpreting the meanings of the signals, users can send messages without the use of text. Currently, this appears most promising to hard of hearing and low vision users, with applications to general use also being considered. The device is able to map 39 phonemes (units of sound in a language) to specific tactors wrapped around the user's arm.
The yearlong project was done with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Facebook Inc.
Date archivedJune 21 2018
Last editedApril 24 2019