30 Dec '15, 7pm

The IrukaTact sonar glove from Japan will give you dolphin superpowers

The IrukaTact sonar glove from Japan will give you dolphin superpowers

The name (“iruka” is Japanese for “dolphin”) and design of the IrukaTact is inspired by those highly intelligent cetaceans with perpetual smiles. IrukaTact incorporates an echolocation system, which retrieves information about objects hidden underwater. The wearer of the glove is then given this information through a haptic feedback system, in which pulsing jets of water are used to indicate the location of the object. As the glove moves closer to the object, the water jets become more intense and pressure is applied to the wearer’s fingertips. “Our overall goal was to expand haptics,” says Chacin. “How can you feel different textures or sense depth without actually touching the object? Vibration alone doesn’t cut it for me, or most people, for that matter.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/the-irukatact-sonar-glove-from-japan...

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