"TACTILU is an example of how sound and vision are no longer required to communicate emotions and stories amongst people." - Protein
Designed by new media art & design group PANGENERATOR
in cooperation with Polish branch of CHEIL, TACTILU is a bracelet capable of transmitting touch between two individuals even when they are miles apart.
TACTILU - equipped with a touch sensor on the upper side of the device which converts swipes and pokes into tactile/haptic motion on the lower side of another TACTILU - uses technologies such as quantum tunneling composite (QTC) for the
pressure sensitive touch sensor and flexinol wire which allows muscle-like behaviour for mimicking touch.
The data about touch from one TACTILU is sent to another TACTILU using internet connection provided by the smartphones of TACTILU owners and Bluetooth is used for communication between smartphones and the devices.
Current version of TACTILU is in alpha stage - the next version of TACTILU will be 50% slimmer and the textile strip fastener will be replaced with casted polyurethane. The project is a part of a wider PANGENERATOR research into haptic/tactile
communication based on observation that the sense of touch is poorly mediated through todays media technologies..
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