Haptic Vest: One of Four Examples for the New Hightech Strategy of the Federal Government


The Haptic Vest was featured as one of four examples of the new high-tech initiative of the German government in a two-day Open House exhibition in the German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) in Berlin this weekend.


Jan Thar and Sophy Stönner from our lab demonstrated their latest prototypes of the vest to research minister Prof. Wanka and numerous other guests. The vest uses a front-facing depth camera and an array of 128 vibration motors to let its wearer "feel" an image of the obstacles in front of him, and their individual distance.

Photos of the event and further information