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 hearing-impaired and visually impaired 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.
Date archivedJune 21 2018
Last editedNovember 26 2018