Tag Archives: Haptic Objects

Cafetières, Disorder, Chaos and Anarchy

At breakfast this morning my wife spilt the coffee because she hadn’t aligned the strainer in the lid of a Bodum cafetière with its pouring sprout.   I suggest this is a stupid design, and “why aren’t the strainer holes all … Continue reading

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Haptic Interfaces: Extending Object Capabilities

Whilst looking for more up-to-date scanning devices I came across this nice haptic interface that extends the capabilities of everyday objects. It comes from the Fluid Interfaces Group of the MIT Media Lab and uses my favourite definition of a … Continue reading

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Haptic Bedside Lamp

I had surprisingly forgotten about this haptic lamp that actually sits in one of our bedrooms. We originally came across them in a smart B+B in Arboyne and initially were flumoxed by them. The clue to its use is on the … Continue reading

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Haptic Radios

Radios that can be operated in the dark with one hand. Battery in square enclosure acts as on-off switch, programme selector, volume control and power supply. No buttons, dials, sliders or other moving parts. Because radio can be operated in … Continue reading

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