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Free to touch: a portable tactile display for 3D surface texture exploration

Sarakoglou, I, Bezdicek, M, Tsagarakis, NG and Caldwell, DG 2006, Free to touch: a portable tactile display for 3D surface texture exploration , in: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2006, 9-15 October 2006, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

The development of successful tactile displays can be assisted by the capacity to assess their performance in integrated virtual reality applications. The design of single tactor or desktop tactile displays has been useful for scientific analysis of the mechanisms of touch. Nevertheless, it does not provide useful information about the quality of immersion in VR environments integrated with tactile feedback where user mobility and comfort are paramount. The present work introduces a new wireless portable tactile display for the finger. This new device demonstrates excellent levels of force output combined with good bandwidth in a configuration of a wearable 4times4 array of vertically moving tactors. The focus of this design is small size, comfort, mobility and ultimately integration into a complete Virtual Reality system for tactile surface texture exploration with 6DOF in the finger's work envelope.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper ID: 465 ISBN: 9781424402588 DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2006.281649
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2009 13:51
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/939

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