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Haptic Feedback

turnSetUp some potential feedback interactions for turning, direction and stopping

…. some peer reviewed resources on haptic feedback and navigation

Notes:

-applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to a haptic enabled device
– memory recall tests – humans require spatial studies in order to navigate their environment: a mental representation of that environment and the ability to determine a route
– navigation requires location, distance and orientation
– a user’s interaction with their environment must always be paramount to user’s interaction with navigation system – egocentric or allocentric spatial strategies (user or environment)
– systems that define shortest routes as opposed to pre-programmed routes
– different vibration sequences used to indicate distance to targeted way points
– they work without visual aids and with distractions
– afford greater interaction with the environment

Fishing Line Artificial Muscle

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research conducted into the potential of tightly coiled fishing line to haul weight and act as an artificial muscle upon the application of external energy

tension difference when heat applied to coiled fishing line

]3 tension difference when heat applied to coiled fishing line

… IDEA: fishing line coils could be women into other wearable material to provide contraction feedback in navigation system and thus no need for application of external devices + more stream lined

… Tightly coiled fishing line interwoven into other natural fibres (video documentation)

… How to heat the actuators using metal coating and electricity

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Haptic Interaction/ Interface

Project Proposal:

A wearable navigation system that uses haptic feed back to navigate the cyclist through urban areas, possibly interfaced with a corresponding mobile app.

Project Requirements:

The system will exploit the navigational advantage afforded by bike riding in urban areas i.e. that the rider shouldn’t necessarily be limited by traditional, legal routes as mandated by google maps and other commercial navigational systems.

The wearable component should be as unobtrusive and unrestrictive to the cyclist as possible and with a deliberately ‘un-techy’ aesthetic (use of ‘natural materials?’).

Recherche:

Haptic Interaction

momo2

*Momo:* preprogrammed GPS unit of predetermined locations. Handheld device that provides feedback with tilting and vibration,  houses digital compass

]2 Momo: preprogrammed GPS unit of predetermined locations. Handheld device that provides feedback with tilting and vibration, houses digital compass

Lechal Shoe:

Vibration (L+R shoe to turn)

]4 Vibration (L+R shoe to turn)

Navigate Jacket

navigatejacket-2

Vibration and sequential LEDs

]7 Vibration and sequential LEDs

CTS Therapy Gauntlet

Conductive sensor thread sewn directly into hounds tooth knitting pattern: reminds user to move/position of the hand

]9 Conductive sensor thread sewn directly into hounds tooth knitting pattern: reminds user to move/position of the hand

e-textile/wool experiments

Alternative electronic switches intergrated with material properties: stretching knitted material activates electronic switch

]11 Alternative electronic switches intergrated with material properties: stretching knitted material activates electronic switch

Aesthetic Ideas:

I like the idea of making something so ridiculous it becomes somehow plausible, mixing analog with digital tech

leather, studs + brass

]12 leather, studs + brass

steampunk mood board

]13 steampunk mood board