Tactile Communication System

Everyone dreams of being able to capture experiences and situations so that they can be relived at leisure. And with modern display and speaker technology, we can now relive past emotions at will. Now, to successfully capture this emotion by the sense of touch, we study on both tactile sensor and tactile display.
We developed sensor named GelForce, which measures the distribution of both the magnitude and direction of force. And our tactile display is composed of electrodes attached on skin. By applying electrical current to the skin, we directly activate sensory nerve fibers inside the skin. With these devices, we try to share and transmit the tactile feeling.

Project members:
- Shinobu Kuroki, Katsunari Sato, Mari Tatezono, Kouta Minamizawa, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi
Project detail:
- http://projects.tachilab.org/tactile-display/