Rapid prototyping for music, art and design work

Tangible communication

Our group: Liisa Tervinen and Anusha Iyer.


We’re planning to create some ways of tactile communication, especially for people with impairments (physical or visual).

For example, a squeeze on a stress ball generates a ‘Hello’ on a display to a person along with a tactile feedback on a glove, by way of inflation. The same principle can also be used the other way, where a typed mssage like ‘Hello’ inflates the respective Braille bubbles on a surface of the receiver.


We came up with two projects:

1. the Braille Machine

2. Squeeze to Say Hello!

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Category: Media Lab Helsinki, Student Projects


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