Vincent Lévesque

Pending Patent

Deformable Haptic Wearables with Variable Physical Properties

Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Jamal Saboune, Abdelwahab Hamam, Vincent Levesque

US Patent Application 14/585,429, filed December 30, 2014, pending.

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Abstract

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.