A Soft Wearable Tactile Device Using Lateral Skin Stretch

Sylvia Tan, R. Daelan Roosa, Roberta L. Klatzky, Michael A. Peshkin, J. Edward Colgate

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Abstract

This paper presents an initial study of a soft wearable tactile device that stimulates the finger pad via lateral forces. The device is wrapped around the finger and consists of a 4 × 4 array of pucks with a 2.6 mm pitch. Users interact with a magnet that achieves displacements of ± 56 µm. Two psychophysical experiments were conducted to explore the utility of the device. They showed that the lateral forces obtained were sufficient for the perception of angled lines, and the array-based system provided repeatable edge detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages697-702
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418713
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2021
Event2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021 - Virtual, Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2021Jul 9 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVirtual, Montreal
Period7/6/217/9/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Optimization
  • Sensory Systems

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