Sparkle: towards haptic hover-feedback with electric arcs

Spelmezan, Daniel, Sahoo, Deepak Ranjan and Subramanian, Sriram (2016) Sparkle: towards haptic hover-feedback with electric arcs. In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 55-57. ISBN 9781450345316

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We demonstrate a method for stimulating the fingertip with touchable electric arcs above a hover sensing input device. We built a hardware platform using a high-voltage resonant transformer for which we control the electric discharge to create in-air haptic feedback up to 4 mm in height, and combined this technology with infrared proximity sensing. Our method is a first step towards supporting novel in-air haptic experiences for hover input that does not require the user to wear haptic feedback stimulators.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Depositing User: Sriram Subramanian
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 10:39

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