Tactile Internet to Share VR Users’ Experiences
Abstract. We propose the concept of “Tactile Internet” (Tac-I) that will be the next evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). It enables sharing experiences of others with the sense of touch. In our case, Tac-I allows to multicast vibrotactile sensations from one node to multiple nodes via Internet. We developed a vibrotactile shared devices which are physical bracelets connected between them through Cloud platform. We use WebRTC as communication protocol to exchange data between tactile bracelets. Users can access Tac-I Web using a smartphone or Tablet and experience the vibrotactile sensation by manipulating virtual objects in a virtual reality environment from a Web browser. Multiple vibrotactile bracelets would be connected to the Cloud and transmit the tactile information from one node to another one or to multiple one.