Haptic Augmentation of Audio and its Effects on Speech Perception

Projects Overview, Montréal Haptics HUB

Broadcasting Haptic

I investigate solutions to facilitate the authoring and demonstration of haptic effect in remote situations.

Evidence of Sensory Adaptation to Kinaesthetic Sensations in the Human Somatosensory System

Sensory adaptation is a phenomenon well known for most of the senses and may be a way to optimize the encoding of sensory signals for the finite processing resources of the neural system. The occurrences are documented in the case of hearing, smell, …

Exploring the Effectiveness of Haptic Alarm Displays for Critical Care Environments

Noise in critical care units, in particular, from patient monitor alarms, is harmful for clinicians and patients alike. This has motivated research aimed at shifting the delivery of physiological vital sign information and annunciation of alarm …

Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes: Can Toes Match Fingers for Haptic Discrimination?

In comparison with fingers, toes are relatively unexplored candidates for multi-site haptic rendering. This is likely due to their reported susceptibility to erroneous perception of haptic stimuli, owing to their anatomical structure. We hypothesize …

Haptics introduction, HCI class (ECSE 424/542)

Reversing Voice-Related Biases Through Haptic Reinforcement

Biased perceptions of others are known to negatively influence the outcomes of social and professional interactions in many regards. Theses biases can be informed by a multitude of non-verbal cues such as voice pitch and voice volume. This project …