A novel multimodal tactile module that can provide vibro-thermal feedback

Masashi Nakatani, Katsunari Sato, Kunio Sato, Yuzuru Kawana, Daisuke Takai, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

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This paper describes a novel tactile module that can provide both vibratory and thermal feedback onto the skin. The module is composed of two different components; miniaturized vibrator and four units of Peltier devices. The dimension of the vibro-thermal tactile feedback device is 16 × 32 × 7 mm, which is small enough for attaching to fingerpad. We describe basic concept of this module, and the state of current prototype including possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811041563
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016



  • Tactile display
  • Thermal feedback
  • Vibrotactile feedback
  • Wearable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Nakatani, M., Sato, K., Sato, K., Kawana, Y., Takai, D., Minamizawa, K., & Tachi, S. (2018). A novel multimodal tactile module that can provide vibro-thermal feedback. In Haptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design (Vol. 432, pp. 437-443). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 432). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4157-0_73