Compressables Haptic Designer

An image of Compressables Haptic Designer to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2021
Platformⓘ Web
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (MIT)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Skin Stretch/Compression
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (Compressables)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time, Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Demonstration

Additional Information

The Compressables Haptic Designer is a web app for controlling the Compressables family of pneumatic wearables. Motor power limits can be set through the app and gestures in the user interface allow for a user to control compression and decompression in real time. Time-based effects can also be created and triggered by certain physical gestures.

For more information on Compressables or the Compressables Haptic Designer, please consult the DIS’21 paper or the GitHub repository. The included graphic by S. Endow, H. Moradi, A. Srivastava, E.G. Noya, and C. Torres is licensed under CC BY 4.0.