Haptics & the Somatosensory System: Understanding the Physiology of Tactile Technologies for the Body

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Sunday, June 25th, 2017
2:30pm-2:55pm
CR2D1-17(Room 201)
CONFERENCE OR MULTIPASS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

Haptics and the Somatosensory System: Understanding the Physiology of Tactile Technologies for the Body

The talk provides a brief review of the somatosensory system, and the physical mechanisms that influence the design and development of effective tactile experiences for Virtual Reality and other immersive experiences. While the term ‘haptic’ appears to be the dominant paradigm in immersive touch interactions, there is a much broader range of sensations that should be considered as we move into the next age of immersive entertainment.

Maria Karam
Dr. Maria Karam – Founder, President | Tactile Audio Displays Inc.

Dr. Karam is a computer scientist turned entrepreneur. She co-invented the Emoti-Chair for the hearing impaired at Ryerson University and founded Tactile Audio Displays Inc, to commercialize the technology. She discovered that the market for tactile audio devices goes far beyond the hearing impaired. TADs Inc also manufactures Spinal TAD and Dr. Karam’s newest tactile audio device, the “Somato Cherry.”

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