Multimodal haptic with touch devices

multiTOUCH is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 860114. The project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN); a joint research training and doctoral programme, implemented by a partnership of high profile universities, research institutions and industrial research partners that are located in 5 different countries.

The ambition of multiTOUCH is to train a cohort of scientific researchers that can work in the R&D department of companies of the digital economy, and that have the skills and will to create devices and applications accessible to everyone.

multiTOUCH is exploring how tactile feedback can be integrated with auditory and visual feedback in next- generation multisensory human-computer interfaces (HCI) combining tactile, auditory and visual feedback, such as multisensory tactile displays (TD) and multisensory virtual reality (VR) setups, with the aim of producing an enriched user experience. As compared to the extensive knowledge on how vision and audition interact, current knowledge on how touch integrates with the other senses is relatively scarce, especially in conditions of active touch, i.e. when tactile input is generated by active contact with the environment (e.g. tactile exploration of the surface of a display, tactile exploration of VR environments).

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Detjon Brahimaj Doctorant Université de Lille (ULille), L2EP Laboratory.
María Casado Palacios Doctorante Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), U-VIP Unit for Visually Impaired People.
Giulia Esposito Doctorante Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Institute of Neuroscience (IONS).
Milad Jamalzadeh Doctorant Université de Lille (ULille), Cristal Laboratory.
Iqra Shahzad Doctorante Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Institute of Neuroscience (IONS).
Mihail Terenti Doctorant Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USM), MintViz Lab.

Published on July 17, 2023