Operation Guidance Method for Touch Devices by Direction Presentation Using Anisotropic Roughness

  • Masato KobayashiEmail author
  • Takahiro ShitaraEmail author
  • Seitaro KanekoEmail author
  • Hiroyuki KajimotoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10894)


Most previous studies of tactile presentation for touch devices have presented tactile cues as a function of the position of the finger. In the current study, we examined whether directional information could be presented by modulating tactile cues depending on the direction of motion of the finger, using a new method called “anisotropic tactile presentation”. Preliminary experiments confirmed that direction presentation and navigation to a goal could be achieved by decreasing the presentation of roughness when moving in the designated direction. In addition, we conducted two experiments comparing the proposed system with a conventional position-based guidance method. The results revealed that the proposed method enabled participants to search for the target more quickly and accurately compared with the conventional tactile presentation method.


Anisotropic roughness Direction presentation Navigation Touch device 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 15H05923 (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, “Innovative SHITSUKSAN Science and Technology”).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan

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