Information conveyed through haptic feedback has advantages as it can alert users privately

We are constantly surrounded by sounds and vibrations in our environment, such as a ringing phone or a buzzing smart device like a wearable activity tracker. While such notifications from personal devices are an efficient way of alerting users to an incoming call or email, do they also distract users from what they are currently Read more about Information conveyed through haptic feedback has advantages as it can alert users privately[…]

Wearing and using the haptic technology to alter walking

Health researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University are leading the development of a new haptic device – technology that communicates via vibrations – to aid walking therapy for stroke survivors. They are working with the Open University and Manchester-based technology firm Lucid Innovation to develop the device. The technologies are part of a series of technical Read more about Wearing and using the haptic technology to alter walking[…]