Touching with feeling: Integrating haptics with touch displays

Ed Colgate*

*Corresponding author for this work

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


"Surface Haptic" devices provide tactile feedback on touch screens and trackpads. An important class of surface haptic technologies is based on friction modulation, which allows a finger to feel textures, vibrations, edges, and clicks while sliding over a touchscreen. Here, I describe TanvasTouch, a friction modulation technology based on electroadhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th International Display Workshops, IDW 2018
PublisherInternational Display Workshops
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510883918
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event25th International Display Workshops, IDW 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Dec 12 2018Dec 14 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Display Workshops
ISSN (Print)1883-2490


Conference25th International Display Workshops, IDW 2018


  • Electroadhesion
  • Haptics
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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