Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge

Help first responders by developing haptic interfaces, prototyped in virtual reality and embedded in firefighter equipment for a live competition

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division is hosting the Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge. Up to $425,000 will be awarded to winning teams that create haptic interface prototypes that could improve public safety operations.

Haptic Interfaces

Learn about NIST PSCR’s ongoing Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge. This challenge is assessing the relevancy of haptic interfaces for first responder tasks. Contestants are developing and testing prototypes in PSCR virtual scenarios for evaluation by conference attendees. Contestants will then update their solutions based on feedback and enter a final prototype in a live firefighter navigation course.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.