Capacitive touch, Electronic textiles, Felt, Sensory surface, Soft circuit

Vibrotactile Touch

We have been working on a collection of prototype cushions and pouffes that have been digitally stitched with zones of conductive thread. We plan to connect these zones to circuits that can produce and actuate responses to touch signals using vibro-tactile feedback.

Vibro-Tactile feedback uses tiny motors to create waveforms and compositions that can be applied to the skin. The sensations stimulate receptors on the skin and have been used in haptic research to reproduce the sense of touch.

The circuit produces vibro-tactile feedback triggered by pressing, squeezing or stroking. It uses capacitive touch functions to sense the presence of touch signals to produce a response. 

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