The Wearable Tactile Information Expression System Based on Electrotactile Rendering

  • Xusheng Hu
  • Xiong LuEmail author
  • Haohao Sun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10092)


When visual and auditory are not available on some occasions, tactile rendering systems can provide an effective way for people to obtain information. A wearable tactile information expression system based on electrotactile rendering is designed and developed. Because this is a kind of passive stimulation, dynamic display method which displayed one electrode at a time according to some specific orders is necessary to improve the effect of perception of the proposed system and this method is applied on an 8 × 8 spherical electrode array to obtain information through people’s wrist. Three experiments including voltage threshold experiment, spatial resolution experiment and simple pattern recognition experiment are implemented and the average success rate of recognition is above 90%. These experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed system and lay a foundation for identifying complicated patterns in the future.


Electrotactile Wearable Tactile rendering Pattern recognition 



This work was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61203319), by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61203316), by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (NS2016032, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and by the Foundation of Graduate Innovation Center in NUAA (kfjj20150308 and kfjj20160301). The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of reviewers’ comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Automation EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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