Reconsideration of Ouija Board Motion in Terms of Haptics Illusions

  • Takahiro Shitara
  • Yuriko Nakai
  • Haruya Uematsu
  • Yem Vibol
  • Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Satoshi Saga
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9775)

Abstract

Bodily movements caused involuntarily, for example while using a Ouija board, are called ideomotor actions. Our goal is to clarify the conditions under which Ouija board motion occurs, comparing visual, force, and vibrotactile cues and using a novel pseudo haptic illusion. In this study, we used a fingertip-type tactile display to find the conditions of occurrence of ideomotor action with the Ouija board. Results showed that vibrotactile cues lead to the occurrence of Ouija board motion, and that visual cues reinforce the displacement of motion.

Keywords

Ideomotor action Pseudo haptics 2.5-dimensional tactile display 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahiro Shitara
    • 1
  • Yuriko Nakai
    • 1
  • Haruya Uematsu
    • 1
  • Yem Vibol
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Kajimoto
    • 1
  • Satoshi Saga
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan
  2. 2.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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