You Too Can Be Daredevil With Haptic RADAR

The Haptic Radar / Extended Skin ProjectWell, its not quite the super sensory perception you see in comic books, a group of researchers utilizing  Sharp IR sensors created what could be called a ‘second skin’. Think of how something gently touching the fine hairs on your arm instantly tells you that something is going on. Very handy if your moving around in the dark, you get a millisecond warning before you run into the wall. It might be enough warning to make you start slowing down before maximum damage can be done. Now imagine that you can do the same thing but with objects that are inches or even feet away from you. With enough sensors you could navigate through a room in the dark and not bump into anything. The possibilities here are almost endless.
[via Hack a Day]
The Haptic Radar / Extended Skin Project