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Oral Session 5A: Ultrasonic Surfaces
Technical Papers
Colonial Ballroom, Chairs: Jenna Gorliewicz and Hiroyuki Kajimoto
Talks will begin every 15 min.
Determining the Haptic Feedback Position for Optimizing the Targeting Performance on Ultrasonic Tactile Displays
Farzan Kalantari, Edward Lank, Yosra Rekik, Laurent Grisoni, and
(University of Lille, France; CNRS, France; Inria, France; University of Waterloo, Canada)
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Abstract: Alongside questions of how to create haptic effects on displays via alternative hardware, recent work has explored rendering options with respect to haptic effects, i.e. when and where to provide haptic feedback. In particular, recent work by Zhang and Harrison for electrostatic haptic feedback noted that the optimal technique for haptic feedback during interaction is the Fill technique, where haptic effects are rendered at all times when a user's finger is within the bounds of the target. In this paper, we explore whether this result generalizes to an alternative haptic rendering technology that uses ultrasonic vibrations to create haptic sensations, a technique called the ``Squeeze Film Effect''. In contrast to prior work, our results indicate that positioning the haptic feedback as a discrete linear stimulus centred on the target provides an optimal trade-off between speed, accuracy, and user preference. We highlight the implications of this work to the generalizability of haptic feedback: Haptic feedback can improve time, errors, and user satisfaction during interaction, but only if the correct form of feedback is used for the specific haptic effect generated by the hardware.

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Time stamp: 2019-03-19T01:23:40+01:00