Surface haptic interactions with a TPad tablet

Joe Mullenbach, Craig Shultz, Anne Marie Piper, Michael Peshkin, Ed Colgate

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

25 Scopus citations

Abstract

A TPad Tablet is a tablet computer with a variable friction touchscreen. It can create the perception of force, shape, and texture on a fingertip, enabling unique and novel haptic interactions on a flat touchscreen surface. We have created an affordable and easy to use variable friction device and have made it available through the open-hardware TPad Tablet Project. We present this device as a potential research platform as well as demonstrate two applications: remote touch communication and rapid haptic sketching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 26th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages7-8
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event26th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2013 - St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: Oct 8 2013Oct 11 2013

Other

Other26th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySt. Andrews
Period10/8/1310/11/13

Keywords

  • surface haptics
  • tablet
  • touchscreen
  • variable friction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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