Passive Learning via Wearable Haptic Stimuli System

Fast, simple, and effective for learning chorded input with activities including typing and reading braille and playing piano


Incorporating passive haptic learning, this technology has demonstrated the ability to teach users to type and read Braille through tactile stimulation without requiring their active attention to the stimulus. This wearable interface was developed by researchers at Georgia Tech and teaches “muscle memory” of chorded patterns through vibration stimuli. The system includes a pair of gloves with one vibration motor in each finger and a programmed microcontroller to drive the glove interface. The microcontroller coordinates vibration timings and sequences to correspond with audio prompts and enhance learning. In addition to teaching Braille, it can quickly and effectively teach users to play piano and other musical instruments, use a stenography system, and more.


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Georgia Tech Office of Technology Licensing