Tactile pad for the presentation of tactile sensation from moving pictures

Hideyuki Sawada, Potsawat Boonjaipetch

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Abstract

An innovative tactile pad that presents various tactile sensations synchronizing with moving pictures is presented in this paper. To display tactile/touch sensations from a pad, a tactile display panel is designed by employing 10 micro-vibration actuators that provide tactile-stimulation sources using shape memory alloy wires. With the employment of the human higher-level perception caused by appropriate micro-vibratory stimuli, the resolution of the designed tactile display panel increases more than three times, so that people perceive various tactile sensations with high resolution enough for the better reality. By employing a webcam to capture moving pictures, the tactile pad system automatically recognizes the texture information contained in the scene, which are associated with tactile information to be output from the tactile pad. In order to let people reasonably perceive the presented tactile sensations, the developed system automatically translates visual information to tactile sensation. For verifying the effectiveness of the developed vision-based tactile pad system, experiments are conducted and the results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 7th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages135-140
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479947140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2014 Jun 162014 Jun 18

Other

Other7th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2014
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period14/6/1614/6/18

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Keywords

  • Imageprocessing
  • Micro vibration
  • Shape memory alloy
  • Tactile pad
  • Tactile sensation
  • Webcam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Sawada, H., & Boonjaipetch, P. (2014). Tactile pad for the presentation of tactile sensation from moving pictures. In Proceedings - 2014 7th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2014 (pp. 135-140). [6860462] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2014.6860462