HaptoMime: Mid-air haptic interaction with a floating virtual screen

Yasuaki Monnai, Keisuke Hasegawa, Masahiro Fujiwara, Kazuma Yoshino, Seki Inoue, Hiroyuki Shinoda

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Abstract

We present HaptoMime, a mid-air interaction system that allows users to touch a floating virtual screen with hands-free tactile feedback. Floating images formed by tailored light beams are inherently lacking in tactile feedback. Here we propose a method to superpose hands-free tactile feedback on such a floating image using ultrasound. By tracking a fingertip with an electronically steerable ultrasonic beam, the fingertip encounters a mechanical force consistent with the floating image. We demonstrate and characterize the proposed transmission scheme and discuss promising applications with an emphasis that it helps us 'pantomime' in mid-air.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages663-668
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 5
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 8

Publication series

NameUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period14/10/514/10/8

Keywords

  • Aerial imaging
  • Mid-air interaction
  • Tactile feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Monnai, Y., Hasegawa, K., Fujiwara, M., Yoshino, K., Inoue, S., & Shinoda, H. (2014). HaptoMime: Mid-air haptic interaction with a floating virtual screen. In UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 663-668). (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2642918.2647407