eShiver: Force feedback on fingertips through oscillatory motion of an electroadhesive surface

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Abstract

We introduce a new haptic force feedback device - the eShiver - for creating lateral shear force on the bare fingertip. The eShiver uses in-plane oscillatory motion of a variable-friction electroadhesive surface operating at 55Hz. A set of experiments performed with an artificial finger is used to elucidate the performance characteristics of this device. A maximum net lateral force of ±300mN is achieved, and net force is shown to be a function of velocity, applied voltage, and the phase between them. We propose a simple lumped parameter model for the system consisting of a lateral impedance and a voltage controlled "friction switch." We also discuss the limitations and areas of possible improvement for this method of force generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016 - Proceedings
EditorsSeungmoon Choi, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Greg Gerling
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages271-276
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009039
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2016
Event24th IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Apr 8 2016Apr 11 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS
Volume2016-April
ISSN (Print)2324-7347
ISSN (Electronic)2324-7355

Other

Other24th IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period4/8/164/11/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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