Haptic VR gloves allow the blind to experience art

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A campaign created by The National Gallery of Prague lets visitors with visual impairments experience sculpture art. The ‘Touching Masterpieces’ campaign uses haptic virtual reality gloves to perceive art through the sense of touch. This new design offers digital accessibility to art for those who have previously not been able to experience it. Iconic sculptures such as Michelangelo’s David and the head of Nerfertiti can now be experienced through touch. The gloves are a collaborative design by Geometry Prague, the Leontinka Foundation and NeuroDigital. The design stimulates tactile responses using multi-frequency technology. Vibrotactile actuators embedded in the gloves send vibrations…

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