Design of a Wearable Haptic Vest as a Supportive Tool for Navigation

  • Anak Agung Gede Dharma
  • Takuma Oami
  • Yuhki Obata
  • Li Yan
  • Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8007)

Abstract

We propose an alternative way to display haptic feedback in ubiquitous computing. We develop a haptic vest that can display detailed haptic feedbacks by utilizing 5x12 arrays of vibrotactile actuators. We conducted a preliminary user testing on 34 stimuli (with four different directions) to measure the effectiveness of various vibrotactile patterns. We have discovered that each stimulus within a given direction has different properties in terms of their apprehensibility and comfort.

Keywords

Wearable computing haptic rendering haptic perception 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anak Agung Gede Dharma
    • 1
  • Takuma Oami
    • 1
  • Yuhki Obata
    • 1
  • Li Yan
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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