Vib-Touch: Virtual Active Touch interface for handheld devices

Sho Tsuchiya, Masashi Konyo, Hiroshi Yamada, Takahiro Yamauchi, Shogo Okamoto, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

Haptic interaction with handheld devices is limited by space and size constraints that inhibit free hand exploration. We developed a compact haptic interface called Vib-Touch, which is operated by fingertip via a pointing-stick input device containing a tactile feedback. A cursor on the screen could perform virtual exploration as a substitute for the finger movement. We call this technology Virtual Active Touch. We also propose a tactile stimulation method to represent not only tactile sensations, but the whole touch experience, including kinesthetic senses and a sense of shapes perceived by a fingertip. This study reports on the first prototype of the Vib-Touch interface for handheld devices. We confirmed that the prototype could provide friction sensation and geometric shape information using the proposed friction display method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Pages12-17
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Oct 2

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period09/9/2709/10/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Tsuchiya, S., Konyo, M., Yamada, H., Yamauchi, T., Okamoto, S., & Tadokoro, S. (2009). Vib-Touch: Virtual Active Touch interface for handheld devices. In RO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive (pp. 12-17). [5326160] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326160