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A Touch Panel for Presenting Softness with a Virtual Image
Karen Anastasia Murata, Erika Oishi, Takuto Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Takahiro Sano, and Masayuki Naya
(University of Electro-Communications, Japan; FUJIFILM, Japan)
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Abstract: In this study, we tested a novel system for manipulating the sensation of hardness and softness using a touch panel in augmented reality (AR) space. Many studies of touch panel-based haptic displays have developed methods for manipulating macro-roughness (shape), fine-roughness (texture), and friction. However, few studies have examined the sensation of softness. Here we used a film-winding mechanism to present tangential force opposite to the tangential displacement of the fingers, which functioned as a sufficient cue for the sensation of softness. We combined this with a visual cue for softness, adding visual shadow to the display of the virtual image generated by a half-mirror, which indicated visual deformation of the object.

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Time stamp: 2019-05-18T11:58:57+02:00