[Cyborg] A Shoe-Integrated Tactile Display for Directional Navigation

Adam Skory askory at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 08:37:24 PDT 2009


"Each motor is 10 mm diameter, 3 mm thick and 12 g weight. It is
commercially available for 10 USD.... The prototype’s laboratory cost
is only 200 USD."

I think we should become these people's suppliers!

Anyway, a very cool haptic device! A distance sensor on the front of
each shoe could be hugely useful for non-sighted navigation obstacle
avoidance, no?

Thanks for posting.

-Skory

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:24 PM, dustin <dselman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thought this might be of interest...
> https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B9T1TJSrA0aFY2I1MDVkMTktYzFhYy00YWJmLThhZDMtM2IxMjRlOTJjYzNi&hl=en
> --dustin
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