Multi-contact vacuum-driven tactile display for representing force vectors applied on grasped objects

Lope Ben Porquis, Masashi Konyo, Naohisa Nagaya, Satoshi Tadokoro

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In this paper we demonstrate an idea of multi-point tactile stimulation for representing force illusions on hand-held objects using vacuum pressure stimuli. The device used for the demonstration is pen-based and it is held by the fingers and thumb in a precision grip. There are two types of these devices; a three degree of freedom and a five degree of freedom tactile interfaces. These degrees of freedom are essentially illusions observed from the tactile stimuli. The initial prototype is capable of displaying force-like sensations in the three basic coordinate axes and moment-like sensations along two axes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-221
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7283 LNCS
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventInternational Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication, EuroHaptics 2012 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 2012 Jun 132012 Jun 15


  • skin strain
  • tactile interface
  • tactile receptor
  • vacuum pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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