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SPIDAR-S: A Haptic Interface for Mobile Devices

  • Shuhan MaEmail author
  • Motonori Toshima
  • Kenji Honda
  • Katsuhito Akahane
  • Makoto Sato
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9317)

Abstract

In order to introduce the haptic technology to more common users outside the academic sphere, this paper proposed a haptic device SPIDAR-S which is able to be attached to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. The proposed device provides a user with one degree of freedom force feedback in the way of pulling one of the user’s index fingers with a string which is driven by a micro motor. Audio signals are adapted as the control signal for the motor’s output torques. Because of its simple structure and compacted size, SPIDAR-S is supposed to be taken around as a portable accessory for mobile devices, enabling a large number of users to enjoy haptic implemented applications in an easier and more casual way.

Keywords

SPIDAR Multimodal interface Force feedback Mobile devices 

References

  1. 1.
    Maclean, K.E.: Using haptics for mobile information display. In: Proceedings of Pervasive Mobile Interaction Devices (PERMID 2008) Workshop, International Conference on Pervasive Computing, pp. 175–179 (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Sato, M.: Development of string-based force display: SPIDAR. In: 8th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (2002)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuhan Ma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Motonori Toshima
    • 1
  • Kenji Honda
    • 1
  • Katsuhito Akahane
    • 1
  • Makoto Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Precision and Intelligence LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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