Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

It is known that direct manual cues, such as touching an interlocutor's face while they talk, can enhance the intelligibility of their speech.

Gelly is a mutual capacitance based sensor that can sense touch localization, proximity, pressure, and shear. Our project aims to guide the development path of the Gelly and explore the application space of this new technology.

A wearable haptic notification system for speakers and session chairs.

To guide walking rate, we detect cadence and cue individual steps with minimal attentional impact.

People differ widely in how they perceive and want to use tactile signals. What kind of tools are needed to support them in customizing?