SmartTouch - Augmentation of skin sensation with electrocutaneous display

H. Kajimoto, M. Inami, N. Kawakami, S. Tachi

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Abstract

An electrocutaneous display system composed of three layers is implemented for augmentation of skin sensation. The first layer has electrodes on the front side of a thin plate, the second has optical sensors on the reverse side of the plate, and the third is a thin film force sensor between the other two layers. Visual images captured by the sensor are translated into tactile information, and displayed through electrical stimulation. Thus, visual surface information can be perceived through the skin while natural tactile sensation is unhindered. Based on the sensor the user can "touch" other modalities of surface information as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages40-46
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0769518907, 9780769518909
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2003 Mar 222003 Mar 23

Other

Other11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period03/3/2203/3/23

Keywords

  • Displays
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Electrodes
  • Force sensors
  • Image sensors
  • Optical films
  • Optical sensors
  • Skin
  • Tactile sensors
  • Thin film sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Kajimoto, H., Inami, M., Kawakami, N., & Tachi, S. (2003). SmartTouch - Augmentation of skin sensation with electrocutaneous display. In Proceedings - 11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003 (pp. 40-46). [1191225] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HAPTIC.2003.1191225