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Fluidic Haptic Wearable Devices

Our sense of touch offers a useful mode of communication through haptics that can augment the often-crowded visual and auditory pathways, but haptic devices have yet to be fully integrated into garments and other soft wearables in a way that maintains the compliance and comfort of everyday clothing, resulting in a barrier to widespread adoption.

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Affective Haptics for Emotion Regulation and Evocation

Affective haptics is an emerging field that is dedicated to the creation, analysis, and evolution of systems for capturing, conveying, and rpocessing emotions through tactile sensation. This project is focused on the application of affective haptics in emotion regulation. Emotion regulation techniques are utilized in mental health treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. We are utilizing haptics with emotionally evocative qualities to act as a biofeedback mechanism for those utilizing these techniques.

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Snaptics: Low-Cost Open-Source Hardware for Wearable Multi-Sensory Haptics

There has been growing interest in using haptic devices to enhance virtual experiences or to increase the amount of information transferred to a user by wearable devices. As such, the haptics community has proposed a wide range of wearable haptic devices, often featuring multi-sensory cues that convey vibration, squeeze, twist, or skin stretch.

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