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A Haptic Ring to Provide Skin Deformation and Thermal Cues
Guido Gioioso, Leonardo Meli, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Mirko Aurilio, and Domenico Prattichizzo
(University of Siena, Italy)
Demo 24
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Abstract: This demo proposes a haptic ring for immersive virtual reality interactive experiences. It is capable of conveying the sensation of touching objects by providing skin indentation and thermal cues through a moving platform and a Peltier cell, respectively. The user's hand is replicated in the virtual environment through a Leap Motion tracker. The user can interact with a can and set its temperature pushing two buttons: one lights a fire increasing the temperature and the other starts a nitrogen flow to decrease it. The Peltier cell comes in contact with the user's phalanx only when the can is touched.

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Time stamp: 2019-03-22T21:15:47+01:00