A silky haptic interface using air pressure to a palm
Recently, spec of handheld device is increasing dramatically. Then people have come to want richer infomation. So multimodal infomation will be more inportant. The quality of visual and audio is already very high. However the quality of haptic information is not enough yet. We propose a new haptic interface to display “sof” haptic sensation. In our interface, a user take two speakers with both hands and these speakers oscillate air between speaker and plam. Therefore a user feel vacuuming and pushing sensation to plam from air. By these sensations, the user can experience some silky feeling like liquid, some soft objects and small creatures.
handheld device, soft haptic, palm, air pressure