Puck-Shaped Wearable Augments Text Messaging with Tactility
The TACTpuck communicates to the wearer by using vibration, illumination, nudge and warming sensations
We now welcome to the sensory experience game, Tactspace, by Tactonics, a New Jersey-based startup founded by Eddie Bugg. Tactonics is raising funds to build small wearables which relay messages as intimate communications delivered via a circular custom device called a TACTPuck. Each TACTpuck communicates to the wearer by using vibration, illumination, nudge and warming sensations.
The core driver behind the invention: tactility. A summary from the company website explains:
Every day we use facial expressions, body language and gestures to silently convey our thoughts and emotions. And, sometimes, when we’re close enough, we use touch. It’s more human, more personal. It’s tactile.