Skin+: Programmable skin as a visuo-tactile interface

Feier Cao, M. H.D. Yamen Saraiji, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

Wearable technologies have been supporting and augmenting our body and sensory functions for a long time. Skin+ introduces a novel bidirectional on-skin interface that serve not only as haptic feedback to oneself but also as a visual display to mediate touch sensation to others as well. In this paper, we describe the design of Skin+ and its usability in a variety of applications. We use a shape-changing auxetic structure to build this programmable coherent visuo-tactile interface. The combination of shape-memory alloy with an auxetic structure enables a lightweight haptic device that can be worn seamlessly on top of our skin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Print)9781450358170
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 12
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2018 Aug 122018 Aug 16

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2018
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period18/8/1218/8/16

Keywords

  • Auxetics
  • Display
  • Haptics
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Cao, F., Yamen Saraiji, M. H. D., & Minamizawa, K. (2018). Skin+: Programmable skin as a visuo-tactile interface. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2018 [a71] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3230744.3230772