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Human Interaction in Virtual Environments Lab
Department of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The TactaVest

The TactaVest is an upper-body garment that has 16 pager motors (a.k.a. tactors) distributed at potential points of contact, such as the elbows, shoulders, and back. The intensity level of each tactor can be controlled independently over 200 levels of vibration. The TactaVest communicates with the rendering computer using Bluetooth.

Control of the tactors is accomplished using the TactaBoard.

We thank the following companies for their support:
[qnx] [ati]
[nvidia] [ageia]