This work is recently submitted as a Full Paper to ACM CHI 2023.
Corsetto is a full stack system design and platform for upper-body haptics. The Corset-like garment and its control architecture are developed as a platform for respiratory regulation, in this case for mediating skill learning and transfer between a voice teacher and student.
Using OmniFiber technology, we fabricated a robotic upper body garment that can capture and stimulate the movement of muscle groups employed in respiration. Our initial testing was in the context of vocal pedagogy. However, a similar approach can be used to help runners with respiration support and recovery before, during and after practice; for supporting emotional regulation with deep pressure feedback onto the upper body; and as a mechanical counterpressure (MCP) suit similar to that of the MIT BioSuit.