Submerged haptics: A 3-DOF fingertip haptic display using miniature 3D printed airbags

Yuan Ling Feng, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Jan Rod, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel method of creating a waterproof wearable fingertip haptic display "AeroFinger" that is very light and small enough to flton the fingertip and uses no electro-mechanical actuation.The display consists of 4 miniature airbags which are made out of 3D printed Rubber-Like material so that the display size, strength and shape can be customized by the user. A small sized full range speaker is mounted on a closed air chamber where the air is transferred back and forth through a tiny nozzle to the airbag. The Speaker movements creates a difference in air pressure and translated into airbag inflation and defiation. Therefore, AeroFinger can display the low frequency vibrations as force sensation and high frequency vibrations as tactile sensation. Unlike most ungrounded haptic devices which contains electrical components such as motors or vibration actuators, AeroFinger uses no electromechanical actuation and thus can be completely submerged on water or could be used in magnetic resonance environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 30
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 302017 Aug 3

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/7/3017/8/3

Keywords

  • 3D printed air bags
  • Air pressure
  • Force sensation
  • Submerged haptics
  • Tactile sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Feng, Y. L., Fernando, C. L., Rod, J., & Minamizawa, K. (2017). Submerged haptics: A 3-DOF fingertip haptic display using miniature 3D printed airbags. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2017 [a22] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3084822.3084835