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FingerTac - A Wearable Tactile Thimble for Mobile Haptic Augmented Reality Applications

Hulin, Thomas and Rothammer, Michael and Tannert, Isabel and Giri, Suraj and Pleintinger, Benedikt and Singh, Harsimran and Weber, Bernhard and Ott, Christian (2020) FingerTac - A Wearable Tactile Thimble for Mobile Haptic Augmented Reality Applications. In: 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, pp. 286-298. Springer International Publishing. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 19.-24. Juli 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-49695-1_19. ISBN 978-303060113-3. ISSN 0302-9743.

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ingerTac is a novel concept for a wearable augmented haptic thimble. It makes use of the limited spatial discrimination capabilities of vibrotactile stimuli at the skin and generates tactile feedback perceived at the bottom center of a fingertip by applying simultaneous vibrations at both sides of the finger. Since the bottom of the finger is thus kept free of obstruction, the device is well promising for augmented haptic applications, where real world interactions need to be enriched or amalgamated with virtual tactile feedback. To minimize its lateral dimension, the vibration actuators are placed on top of the device, and mechanical links transmit the vibrations to the skin. Two evaluation studies with N=10 participants investigate (i) the loss of vibration intensity through these mechanical links, and (ii) the effect of lateral displacement between stimulus and induced vibration. The results of both studies support the introduced concept of the FingerTac.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135551/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:FingerTac - A Wearable Tactile Thimble for Mobile Haptic Augmented Reality Applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Hulin, ThomasThomas.Hulin (at) DLR.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3814-075X
Rothammer, MichaelMichael.Rothammer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tannert, IsabelIsabel.Tannert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Giri, SurajSuraj.SubramanyamGiri (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pleintinger, BenediktBenedikt.Pleintinger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Singh, Harsimranharsimran.singh (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6735-9945
Weber, BernhardBernhard.Weber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ott, ChristianChristian.Ott (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0987-7493
Date:10 July 2020
Journal or Publication Title:22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/978-3-030-49695-1_19
Page Range:pp. 286-298
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Keywords:tactile device, augmented haptics, vibration feedback, wearable haptics
Event Title:International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Event Location:Copenhagen, Denmark
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-24. Juli 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Telerobotics (old), R - OOS: Virtual Reality [SY]
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013)
Deposited By: Hulin, Thomas
Deposited On:21 Jul 2020 09:51
Last Modified:11 Mar 2022 16:00

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