On Saturday, 40 people participated in the first ever (as far as I’m aware) hackathon completely devoted to surface haptics in Poznan, Poland. The 8 teams went from learning what surface haptics is to completing a working application in just 24 hours. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that they had to share a single TPad Phone between the entire event!
The winning team, Touch Guide, created an application that uses haptic maps to help visually impaired people navigate within buildings. They won a trip to World Haptics 2015.
All images courtesy White Ducky.