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Rubber Hand Illusion Using Tactile Projector

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In this paper, we inspect a new rubber hand illusion (RHI) which uses invisible haptic feedback by using an airborne ultrasound tactile display (AUTD). RHI is an illusion that a subject misunderstands the ownership of his/her body. When a subject is given tactile stimulation on his/her hand without visual cues and fake hands visually stimulated at the same time, the subject feels as if the fake rubber hand is his/her real hand. In general, occurrence of RHI is promoted by hiding subject’s hand. In this paper, we assume that invisible tactile stimulation by AUTD can make RHI stronger without hiding a real hand. We use a tactile projector system that combines both invisible AUTD stimulus and a visible projected image. We show that this configuration enhances RHI.

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  • Rubber hand illusion
  • Airborne ultrasound tactile display

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This work was partly supported by JSPS KAKENHI 15H05315, 15K12073 and JST ACCEL Embodied Media Project.

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Horiuchi, Y., Odani, K., Makino, Y., Shinoda, H. (2018). Rubber Hand Illusion Using Tactile Projector. In: Hasegawa, S., Konyo, M., Kyung, KU., Nojima, T., Kajimoto, H. (eds) Haptic Interaction. AsiaHaptics 2016. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 432. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4157-0_7

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