Deformable Haptic Wearables with Variable Physical Properties
US Patent 10,082,872, filed December 30, 2014, issued September 25, 2018.download pdf
A haptically-enabled device has an interface for receiving an instruction to provide haptic information. The device includes a tangible element with a physical property including length, stiffness, or texture. A haptic output device is attached to the tangible element and a haptic response module provides haptic information to the haptic output device. The haptic output device causes the tangible element to be altered from a first state to a second state of the physical property.