Compact Braille display using SMA wire array

Feng Zhao*, Keishi Fukuyama, Hideyuki Sawada

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A novel micro-vibration actuator using a shape-memory alloy (SMA) wire is being developed for the presentation of tactile sensations to a human skin. In this study, the SMA wire is arranged two dimensionally to construct a compact Braille display for the blind. The display is driven by electric current pulse for mobile use to present Braille information. The display was evaluated in a school for the blind, and the results are presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Pages28-33
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
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

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityToyama
Period09/9/2709/10/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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