Creating a proximity haptic feedback system in clothing for the visually impaired.

This is a project I did for half a semester later to be put in an Ars Electronica campus event in September 2007.

It is a device that can be attached to respective Velcro locations on a custom shirt to aid the visually impaired. It gives haptic response to one's surroundings via vibrations representing how close or far objects in the area are from the respective location it is placed on.

I built this using the Arduino mini, some proximity sensors, and vibrating cellphone motors. Futurelab's bi-annual magazine Vision published an article about the Visibrator in January 2009.

Project released: 2007