Currently touch devices don't provide haptic feedback. With Haptic Explorer we want to solve this problem. This device allows us to create haptic impressions. With this feedback we can study different interaction patterns.
The project considers the problem of missing haptic feedback on current touchdevices. Today many Systems in our everyday live use a touchscreen and there are more to come. However the usage of Touchdevices is only possible with the help of visual sensation. Situations which require concentration on more important tasks, the user is not able to succesfully perform actions at the device. For an example, while driving a car it would be dangerous to change the settings of a navigationsystem. With the help of using haptic elements, the problem wouldn't exist. So our main focus in fact was to create haptic impressions and beeing able to study haptic systems.