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1. (WO2017151245) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISIO-TACTILE SENSING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151245    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/014675
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 17/00
Applicants: KRISHNAN, Neel
TIBBOT, Gina, Anne
BHARADWAJ, Mitalee
Inventors: KRISHNAN, Neel
TIBBOT, Gina, Anne
BHARADWAJ, Mitalee
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISIO-TACTILE SENSING
Abstract:
A device for providing tactile feedback of an environment using a haptic device to allow the physical sensing of objects in an environment. The device uses a plurality of vibrational elements laid out in a grid pattern on a portion of the user's body, and activates various subsets of the vibrational elements in response to the shape of objects in proximity to the user. The strength of the vibration represents distance to the object or various portions of an object.