An emotional tactile interface completing with extremely high temporal bandwidth

Yuki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
2008 2008 SICE Annual Conference  
We proposed and developed a novel interface to display high-quality tactile information by improving the temporal bandwidth extremely. The system is composed of two oppositely arranged speakers. A user holds the speakers in between his/her both hands while the speakers vibrate air between the speakers and the palms. The user feels suctioning and pushing sensations to the palms from the air pressure. Spatial distribution of the pressure is uniform and the user can feel pure force without any
more » ... ing of edges. As the speaker has a potential to present tactile sensation of very wide frequency range, we can present many types of high-quality tactile feeling, such as liquid, some small objects and living matter. Additionally, we implemented several interactions between the display and the user by using force sensor and acceleration sensor, which enabled us to experience emotional feeling.
doi:10.1109/sice.2008.4654888 fatcat:uex5nnijhnb5nksuittbn4q2mq