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An Estonian-based company develops a haptic head cap that allows visually impaired people to “see”

Updated: Dec 19, 2023


At the symposium of Haptic for Inclusion held at the University of Borås, Sweden, Estonia’s 7sense showcased the revolutionary HapCap. HapCap is a device targeting mainly people with visual impairments while also being suitable for multisensory experiences. Through haptic feedback felt on the forehead users at the symposium were able to identify the location of the test conductor as he moved.  When I tested the cap, I was able to catch a ball swinging from the ceiling with my eyes closed! It was a bit difficult at first. However, the test conductor confirmed that this will improve with training. On the website of 7sense (at, there are impressive videos of blind users playing catch and walking down the street confidently without using canes.

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