Epafi touch communicator

Epafi touch communicator

Epafi Wide
Epafi Closeup

These tactile transceivers use conductive fabric and small disk motors to wirelessly share touches upon the wrist –

Epafi is a pair of bracelets built to simulate the common and playful exchange of touch amongst mates, loved ones, or even close friends. Whenever either of the wearers touch the bracelet worn on their wrist, the location, pressure, and movement of the touch is replicated on other wearer’s wrist. The bracelets connect each wearer via wireless radio and allow for a form of communication that could be whimsical and fun, as touch often is, or it could grow to be a more intricate form of bodily communication.

fyi – the name “Epafi” derives from the Greek word for touch or contact – Epafi


Here’s a quick interview with Rory Nugent, one of the makers of Epafi, shot by Make:Books editor Brian Jepson.

6 thoughts on “Epafi touch communicator

  1. Patrick says:

    The part of me that loves heist movies thinks that this could be useful in communicating surreptitiously while cheating at poker, etc in a casino.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They seem quite different to me. Epafi transmits touch while the other device is a series of friendship beads.

    Also, almost everything has been done before, its just all about how you do and the experience you can create.

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).