Hapticathon = Haptic Hackathon

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 teams have all made their source code available at https://github.com/Hapticathon. Thanks to Slawa Madelska for driving this great event. Read more about the Hapticathon here on her blog.


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.