Tactile Systems

The sense of touch offers both a relatively untapped and intuitive channel for communication and orientation. Single or multiple tactile stimuli can be an effective communication modality under situations where conventional communication channels ( visual and audio) are compromised, and even in situations where the vestibular system may be disorientated. The sense of touch is intrinsically linked with the neuro-motor channel, both at the reflex and higher cognitive regions, which makes it uniquely tied to orientation and localization.

Tactile cueing can be covert, and is omnipresent (the user does not need to be looking in a specific place to receive information) and omni-directional (may be applied at almost any place on the body – in effect, act as “eyes in the back of the head”). The natural progression of tactile cueing has moved beyond simple directional tasks into the realm of more advanced communication. EAI offers various technology solutions for a wide range of vibrotactile applications including: navigation, entertainment, virtual reality simulation, biofeedback, research and medical. For more information click here.