Toward multi-finger haptic interaction: Presenting vibrotactile stimuli from proximal phalanges to fingertips

Shota Iizuka, Hikaru Nagano, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

Multiple contacts with fingers have potentials to enhance the perceived haptic information both quantitatively and qualitatively. Although it is crucial to mount a multi-finger vibrator device on the fingers, it may restrict direct touch interaction with the user's hands. In this study, we propose a new approach to stimulating a fingertip with a vibrator attached on the dorsal side of the proximal phalanx. The objective of the paper is to investigate the propagation mechanism of that phenomenon and find requirements to design an effective device. The experimental results showed that the lateral clamp condition increased the fingertip vibration by 4.3 times compared to the vertical clamp. We also developed a prototype of the multi-finger vibrotactile display based on the hypothesized mechanism. Finger posture effects and the isolation capability were confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSII 2017 - 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages905-911
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1
Event2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2017 Dec 112017 Dec 14

Publication series

NameSII 2017 - 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period17/12/1117/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization

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