A half-implant device on fingernails

Emi Tamaki, Ken Iwasaki

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    Abstract

    Hand gesture feedback systems using tactile or visual information can only be used in given situations because of the limitations of the device features such as the need for a battery. In this paper, we propose a half-implant device located on the fingernail. The half-implant device consists of a radio frequency (RF) receiving antenna, small electronic parts, and UV gel. The UV gel is used to glue the parts onto the user's nail and cover the parts meant to be waterproof. The device receives power from the RF antenna; therefore, it does not require a battery to function. It notifies whether the finger is in a target site by lighting an LED or activating a vibration motor. The primary benefit of this device is that the user can feel hand gesture feedback, anytime and anywhere. The device can be placed on the users' fingernail for approximately three weeks. To verify the devices' influence on the users' pointing task, we conducted a preliminary user study. The task success rate was 100% over the sessions with tactile and visual feedback and 97% without feedback. The experiment revealed that the tactile notification reduced the task time by 12.3 % compared to that of the test with no feedback.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages1447-1452
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781450324748
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON
    Duration: 2014 Apr 262014 May 1

    Other

    Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
    CityToronto, ON
    Period14/4/2614/5/1

    Fingerprint

    Feedback
    Gels
    Receiving antennas
    Nails
    Glues
    Light emitting diodes
    Lighting
    Antennas
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Design
    • Fingertip
    • Half implant
    • Haptic
    • Nail
    • RF (Radio Frequency)
    • Tactile
    • Tangible
    • Wearable

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Software

    Cite this

    Tamaki, E., & Iwasaki, K. (2014). A half-implant device on fingernails. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 1447-1452). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581293

    A half-implant device on fingernails. / Tamaki, Emi; Iwasaki, Ken.

    Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. p. 1447-1452.

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

    Tamaki, E & Iwasaki, K 2014, A half-implant device on fingernails. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 1447-1452, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014, Toronto, ON, 14/4/26. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581293
    Tamaki E, Iwasaki K. A half-implant device on fingernails. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery. 2014. p. 1447-1452 https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581293
    Tamaki, Emi ; Iwasaki, Ken. / A half-implant device on fingernails. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. pp. 1447-1452
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