News

The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Global Tactile NIH/NEI SBIR Grant R43 EY032008 for "Development of a haptic guidance interface for eliminating veering during indoor and outdoor navigation by blind and visually impaired travelers". See our Projects page for more information.

Career Opportunities

Global Tactile is seeking highly motivated and talented employees, business partners, and investors in business management, scientific research, product design, and manufacturing. Business opportunities are in the following areas:

Mathematics: Differential Geometry | Statistics & Probability | Bayesian Inference | Optimization

Neuroscience: Computational Neuroscience | Cognitive Psychology | Kineseology

Technology: 3D Design | Electrical & Mechanical Engineering | Manufacturing

Letters: Grant Writing | Editing

Business: Accounting | Operations Management

Contact us if you are interested in working with our rapidly growing company.

Innovation

Imagine a world where blind pedestrians can navigate freely and autonomously with confidence and ease. Imagine being able to walk along any route, to any destination, with accuracy that rivals sighted walking. Imagine always knowing exactly where you are, and exactly where you are heading. Imagine never veering off course or getting disoriented again.

Global Tactile is solving these most challenging and fundamental navigation and accessibility hurdles for blind pedestrians. Our cutting-edge technologies will let blind pedestrians navigate indoors and outdoors with precision and confidence.

Our products in development will give true and unprecedented independence and freedom for blind users, giving them richer and more productive lives.

Neuroscience

There are an estimated 23.7 million people in the U.S. with moderate to severe vision loss or blindness, with global estimates around 253 million. Despite the latest accessibility technologies, the fundamental problem of establishing and maintaining orientation remains a difficult and demanding problem for blind pedestrians.

Problem

It is impossible to walk a straight line without vision. In this short video, we see a blind pedestrian attempting to walk along a straight path.

Solution

By providing real-time location-based directional feedback cues through touch, and through the use of accurate positioning and orientation information, our technology eliminates veering while traveling outdoors and indoors.

Neurorobotics

At Global Tactile, we are developing an intuitive and robust robotic communication interfaces for people with vision impairments. Our newest trade secrets and intellectual properties comprise of a complete and unique system of communication and control that will change how people interact with technology and the environment. We look forward to sharing our creations with you in the near future.