HapticAid: Wearable haptic augmentation system for enhanced, enchanted and empathised haptic experiences

Tomosuke Maeda, Roshan Peiris, Masashi Nakatani, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

We present HapticAid, a wearable system that enhances haptic sensations. The system consists of a wearable skin vibration sensor that is placed at the middle phalanx of a finger, a processor that processes haptic information, and a wrist-worn haptic actuator that provides haptic feedback. We envision three application areas with the HapticAid system: enhance, i.e., amplify and enhance haptic sensations; enchant. i.e., experience new haptic feedback when interacting with passive objects; and empathise, i.e., communication of haptic experiences that allows connecting and empathising with others' haptic sensations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSA 2016 - SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Emerging Technologies
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345392
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Event2016 SIGGRAPH ASIA Emerging Technologies, SA 2016 - Macau, China
Duration: 2016 Dec 52016 Dec 8

Other

Other2016 SIGGRAPH ASIA Emerging Technologies, SA 2016
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period16/12/516/12/8

Keywords

  • Augmented haptics
  • Haptics
  • Wearable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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