Students from Haptics, Kinematics/Dynamics, and Modern Biomedical Technologies demonstrated their projects, April 25, 2014.
Vibration Feed Back Glove for Visually Impaired Individuals|
In this project, a novel interface is described for enhancing human-human interactions by means of vibro tactile glove. Specifically, the device is targeted as an assistive aid to deliver the vibrational feedback to an interaction partner to people who are blind or visually impaired. Vibro-tactors, mounted in the glove, provide a means for conveying vibrating feedback that helps the user to do the tasks like grabbing an object or touching a point on the wall. The project focuses on the design and preliminary results of a vibration feedback glove for visually impaired individuals. Visually impaired individuals often have to rely on others to touch, grab or hold objects. The device is intended for use by those with vision loss who may benefit with remote sense of touch. The coin vibration motors are mounted on a glove help the user to move the hand in the direction of the sense of vibration to grab the object in any three dimensional space.