Vibrational Braille code display with MEMS-based hydraulic diplacement amplification mechanism

Y. Matsumoto, X. Arouette, T. Ninomiya, Y. Okayama, N. Miki

研究成果: Conference contribution

10 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

We demonstrate an efficient vibrational Braille code display with large-displacement MEMS actuator arrays. The large displacement is realized by hydraulic displacement amplification mechanisms (HDAM). Static and dynamic characteristics of HDAM were investigated and 18- and 11-fold amplification were achieved in static and dynamic (at 70 Hz) actuation, respectively. We applied actuator arrays consisting of HDAM and piezoelectric actuators to Braille code display. Owing to the characteristics of finger tactile receptors being more sensitive to vibrational stimuli than static ones and the natural frequency of HDAM, vibrational actuation at 70 Hz, which required a low voltage of 30V for subjects to detect the code, were more efficient than static actuation, which required 65V, and vibrational actuation at other frequencies.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルMEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest
ページ19-22
ページ数4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010
イベント23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010 - Hong Kong, China
継続期間: 2010 1 242010 1 28

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN(印刷版)1084-6999

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period10/1/2410/1/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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