A Higher-Quality Haptic Display
Professor Sodemann’s research team has been developing an improved haptic display for the visually impaired user to mentally visualize the environment in a more identifiable manner. A haptic display is a device that gathers information and translates it into a sense of touch for the user to understand. So far, the team has discovered the ideal metal to be used to communicate information through vibrational touch, and has developed designs and methods to test its success rate. From this point, manufacturing the metal into rods and testing the frequencies for touch are the next steps toward completing the objective.