Haptic Floor Tiles Mimic Different Surface Textures

Haptic Floor Tiles Mimic Different Surface Textures

Scientists have developed an augmented reality floor tiling system that mimics the look and feel of different surfaces.

Naresh Kumar
  • 3 may 2010

Researchers at McGill University have created a modular “haptic” floor tiling system that mimics the look, sound and feel of grass, snow and even pebbles underfoot. The floor tile system is made of a deformable plate suspended on a platform, between which are sensors to detect forces from the user’s foot. A top-down projection and speakers add visual and audio touch while the plate gives off vibrations that simulate the feeling of stepping on different materials.

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