Vibrating Gloves Tell Customers Where To Find Things In Store

Vibrating Gloves Tell Customers Where To Find Things In Store
technology

The concept design by researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology helps point you in the right direction when you’re looking for specific items.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 october 2012

Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have developed a glove prototype that uses vibration feedback to guide the user towards a predetermined target. The user’s hand is steered towards the object, helping to point them in the right direction when they’re having trouble finding something. The glove could help users search for items in supermarkets, parking lots, warehouses, libraries, etc.

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