Tap your troubles away

A small Northwestern company called Microsoft is doing research on tactile alternatives to vibration for technology-to-human interaction; options include tapping and rubbing. What we’re most intrigued by is that some of these percussive strategies could also be configured in unique rhythms and used as a nonlinguistic way to communicate small, repetitive pieces of information, such as “I’m leaving the office now,” or “This is the last time I’m reminding you to load the dishwasher!” Implications therefore for some people with cognitive disabilities, as well as Deaf folks.

PC Mag: New Ways That Your Cell Phone Could ‘Talk’ to You

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