A new device that can help blind people navigate and avoid obstacles was developed by scientists using infrared goggles and an array of vibrating pads on the forearm. Unlike canes and many other tools commonly available to visually impaired people for navigation, the new device enables the full use of their hands, according to a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study on the device that was posted in the preprint repository arXiv this month.“The most common tool available to them is the cane. Although the cane allows good detection of objects in the user’s immediate vicinity, it lacks the ability to detect obstacles...
Dell’s upcoming XPS 13 Plus has been called a lot of things. Experimental. Risky. Bold. Impractical, even. But when it comes to technology, and specifically an established category like laptops, there’s only one rule that matters: Innovate or die. As great as the standard XPS 13 has been over the years, it’s entirely possible for the laptop to fall behind. The Dell XPS 13 Plus ensures that’ll never happen, even if it risks being rejected due to some of its more controversial changes.
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) developed infrared goggles that can help blind people avoid obstacles with the aid of vibrating pads, a report from The Independent reveals. By fitting the visually impaired with vibrating pads on their forearms, the new technology enables the users to keep their...
In the past few years, the human and computer Haptic interface was through visual and sound. Now as time passed on, humans could communicate with the computer through the sense of touch. Just imagine that if humans could interact with computer, why cant computer respond back to humans through touch or feel?
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) (from now on also IMMR) divides the people in the middle. According to some investors, they either firmly believe in its strong future or are very skeptical due to the many problems and poor management. Immersion Corporation is a leader in haptic technology, a fast-growing industry, and appears to have well-protected intellectual property. Still, the stock is down nearly 33% over the past six months.
The haptic technology industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.5% from 2021 to 2027 according to PR Newswire. Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) (also IMMR from now on) splits people right down the middle. According to some investors, they are either a firm believer in its strong future or highly skeptical due to its many issues and poor management. Immersion Corporation is the market leader in haptic technology, a rapidly growing industry, and it seems to have well-protected intellectual property. Still, the stock has been down almost 33% over the last six months.
Your Apple Watch taps your wrist to alert you when you receive a notification. This is called haptic feedback. If you have trouble feeling taps, you can increase the intensity of haptic alerts. First, we’ll show you how to adjust the haptic feedback directly on your watch. Press the digital...
The report on Haptic Technology market presents insights regarding major growth drivers, potential challenges, and key opportunities that shape the industry expansion over analysis period. According to the study, the industry is predicted to witness a CAGR of XX% over the forecast timeframe (2020-2025) and is anticipated to gain significant...
A team of researchers from City University of Hong Kong, Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China has developed a flexible skin patch that can provide haptic feedback to and from a person and a robot, allowing for teleoperated robots. They have published their results in Science Advances.
Gaming is a huge market. Billions of dollars each year is spent on gaming accessories to enhance the experience of the user whether it be a joystick to control an airplane, a steering wheel for driving games, a gaming mouse for enhanced functionality or keyboards to expand control for the user.
Samsung began rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update late last year, and you could say that the latest firmware is a collection of minor but many refinements that elevate the user experience. We counted over 60 changes in the first Android 12 beta build, and the list continues.
Being able to beam yourself into a robotic body has all kinds of applications, from the practical to the fanciful. Existing interfaces that could make this possible tend to be bulky, but a wireless electronic skin made by Chinese researchers promises far more natural control. While intelligent robots may one...
Here is an open source haptic feedback glove that lets you feel what a remote robot is feeling. You can also modify it for VR applications. Remote Feelings has 4 sensing resistors in each finger. It has USB connectivity but according to the maker, WiFi and Bluetooth features can be added to it.
Boston and Paris-based medical technology company BIOMODEX wants to improve the way that doctors and surgeons train for procedures; having sat nervously in several family waiting rooms at various hospitals in my lifetime, I am all for this. The company creates customizable, biorealistic haptic simulators and 3D printed medical models that physicians use to rehearse their procedures, and the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is partnering with BIOMODEX to make these trainers even better. Of course, as MHI is a top specialized cardiology center, the two will be focusing on a new cardiovascular training solution, featured realistic 3D printed pulsating heart models.
My very first attempt at trying home VR haptic gloves was awkward. I stretched a pair of knitted gloves over my hands, adjusting little plastic tips, delicately screwing in holsters on the backs of large, plastic battery packs. I slotted Oculus Quest 2 controllers into slots over my gloves. Then, for a few minutes I was picking up robotic parts, pushing buttons and pulling levers in VR -- and in a weird way, I felt little cables pulling back on my fingers, almost like puppet strings. I felt a clicking sort of resistance, as my fingers brushed a virtual soda can and crushed it. I could feel a semblance of what I was doing with my fingers.
An immense headset with an equally incredible feature set. Well-made with crisp audio and some intriguing vibrations, the Kraken V3 Hypersense is well worth a try. We check over 250 million products every day for the best prices. Having your headset vibrate whilst you’re deep in a game of COD:...