High bandwidth tactile based sensory augmentation
In this project the fellow will merge existing technology in form of the feelSapce belt with beyond state-of-the-art tactile stimulation techniques. Usability studies will be performed with 20 healthy young subjects and an equally sized cohort of visually impaired. The project will use beyond state-of-the art technology developed by UOS to enhance sensory augmentation techniques Specifically we will use, in addition to single frequency pressure vibrations, AM multifrequency vibrators able to generate sheer forces. This drastically enhanced bandwidth will be used to relate information on orientation in space, distance to obstacles and the dynamics (approach/recess) of the environment.
Implement and test tactile coding o provide rich feedback with a wearable stimulator.
ULUND: to learn tactile stimulation techniques
ACA: to learn about miniaturized display
IVO: applicationof sensory augmentation for intuitive user interface
Host institution: University Osnabrück
Enrolments (in Doctoral degree): University Osnabrück
Peter König, Rainer Stiefelhagen