Vibrotactile Feedback Belt (VFB)

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    The vibrotactile Feedback belt, (VFB) developed at AnthroTronix provides an interface that can be used by the dismounted warfighter to provide feedback from a remote, indicating directional or situational information by silent, non visual sensory stimulus. The belt uses multiple waterproof vibrating motors spaced evenly around the inside of the VFB, providing an alternative haptic form of feedback to an operator.

    Typical applications include indication of imminent collision of an unmanned asset with an obstacle or providing feedback on the force with which a robotic arm is grabbing a sensitive object. Integrating with GPS, the VFB can provide the warfighter with directional cueing for navigation in the real world.