Haptic Vest

A haptic vest has several high quality vibrotactile transducers, called tactors, embedded in it.  These “tactors” are basically sensors that provide tactile feedback.  Here is an example.

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The vest is connected a device such as a laptop and/or tablet/iPhone. The haptic vest has been used primarily in the gaming world. It has also been helpful in providing sensory feedback for people with sensory issues and as a navigation system for people with limited visibility in their environments. This can include those with vision impairment and people in low visibility areas.

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