UltraShiver: Lateral force feedback on a bare fingertip via ultrasonic oscillation and electroadhesion

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We propose a new lateral force feedback device, the UltraShiver, which employs a combination of in-plane ultrasonic oscillation (around 30 kHz) and out-of-plane electroadhesion. It can achieve a strong active lateral force (400 mN) on the bare fingertip while operating silently. The lateral force is a function of pressing force, lateral vibration velocity, and electroadhesive voltage, as well as the relative phase between the velocity and voltage. In this paper, we perform experiments to investigate characteristics of the UltraShiver and their influence on lateral force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsYon Visell, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Gregory J. Gerling
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654248
StatePublished - May 9 2018
Event2018 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2018Mar 28 2018

Publication series

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


Other2018 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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