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TAKO-Pen: a Pen-type Pseudo-haptic Interface Using Multipoint Suction Pressures
Monday, 02 November
15:45 - 18:00
Kobe Int’l Conference Center, Room 402, Level 4

TAKO-Pen: a Pen-type Pseudo-haptic Interface Using Multipoint Suction Pressures

Human dexterity of manipulating tools is associated with haptic information achieved from multiple contact points of the skin with a grasping tool. By understanding the nature of this mechanism, a new haptic interface to enhance our tool manipulation skills can be realized. The author’s group has tried to represent external forces and torques on a grasping tool by controlling pressure distributions at multiple contact areas on the skin using suction stimuli. Suction stimulation method could reproduce six-DOF pseudo-haptic information, which can substitute a conventional force feedback device without applying physical forces. This paper introduces a pen-type pseudo-haptic interface using multipoint suction pressures called the TAKO-Pen. The overview of the TAKO-Pen and the demonstrations in the workshop are described. The first application is a virtual reality system that expresses external force applying to the multi-DOF direction in a virtual space. The second application is an augmented reality system that expresses augmented force on the pen during physical interactions. The proposed suction pressure method can be used for creating a new compact and light haptic interface widely.


Masashi Konyo, Tohoku University

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