Ali Shtarbanov

We demonstrate a method for augmenting existing visual interfaces, including 3D and conventional displays, with haptic feedback capabilities, by utilizing a large number of closely spaced vortex-ring generators mounted along the periphery of the display. We present our first prototype of a multimodal interactive interface platform with 16 independently-controlled air-vortex ring  generators with one angular degree of freedom each. Our system has applications as an interactive interface, as a research tool, as an automotive control interface, and as a platform for creative expressions.