Tactile display based on skin-propagated vibration

Yasutoshi Takekawa, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kouta Minamizawa, Akihito Sano

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We have developed a wearable skin vibration sensor that allows users to touch objects directly. The sensor detects skin-propagated vibrations elicited by mechanical interaction between the fingertip and an object. Here, the sensor output includes properties of the user’s skin as well as the object. In this paper, texture presentation by using the sensor output is investigated. A simple tactile display is assembled with a vibrator. The experimental result shows that the texture presentation utilizing the inverse function of the transfer function of the sensor output gives more natural feeling as compared with the condition without the signal processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789811041563
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016


  • Skin properties
  • Skin-propagated vibration
  • Tactile display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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