3D Printed Haptics: Creating Pneumatic Haptic Display Based on 3D Printed Airbags

Yuan Ling Feng, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

In this paper, we provide a rapid fabrication method to create customizable pneumatic haptic displays using 3D printing technology. Based on the 3d printed miniature airbag which is built form a simple modeling process, various shapes of the haptic display can be made. Not only altering the shape of a single airbag to make a one-dimensional haptic display, but also combining multi airbags as spacial distributed to construct a multi DoF haptic display is possible. The 3D printed airbag is scalable, light to wear and waterproof. Each airbag is inflated by a full-range speaker which mounted on a closed air chamber where the air is transferred back and forth through a tiny nozzle to the airbag. So both low-frequency pressure and high-frequency vibration could be presented. Our technical evaluation identified that the airbag is capable of presenting a wide range of mechanical vibration from 2 Hz to 800 Hz. In addition, a user study was done to investigate the capability of rendering multi degree-of-freedom tactile sensation. The average accuracy of distinguishing directional information is over 80%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Technology, and Applications - 11th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2018, Proceedings
EditorsDomenico Prattichizzo, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Antonio Frisoli, Hiroyuki Shinoda, Hong Z. Tan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages180-192
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319933986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event11th International Conference on Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2018 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 2018 Jun 132018 Jun 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10894 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2018
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period18/6/1318/6/16

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Feng, Y. L., Peiris, R. L., Fernando, C. L., & Minamizawa, K. (2018). 3D Printed Haptics: Creating Pneumatic Haptic Display Based on 3D Printed Airbags. In D. Prattichizzo, E. Ruffaldi, A. Frisoli, H. Shinoda, & H. Z. Tan (Eds.), Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications - 11th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2018, Proceedings (pp. 180-192). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10894 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93399-3_17