Studio Tada's Fulu device brings touch to digital communication

Studio Tada is presenting a haptic fingernail during the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration that allows users to experience touch virtually.

Exhibitor: Studio Tada
Project title: Fulu

Studio Tada is a design studio based in London and Tokyo, which is led by innovation and experience designer Ryo Tada.

It is presenting Fulu, a fingernail-mounted haptic device, as part of the VDF collaboration with Ventura Projects.

Fulu is designed to introduce the sense of touch to audio-visual interactions such as video calls and online gaming, which the studio says "neglect" the human senses.

The wearable technology can connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth, and recreates sensations that range from stroking the fur of your dog, to touching the hand of a loved one from anywhere in the world.

Photography is by Deo Suveera.

Website: instagram.com/studio_tada
Email: ryo.tada@network.rca.ac.uk


Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at dezeen.com/vdf/ventura-projects.