Transmission of Information through Haptic Interaction

  • Koichi Hirota
  • Yuichiro Sekiguchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5622)


This paper describes a novel approach to haptic interface that transmits information through dynamic interaction. The approach is based on the idea of emulating an object that causes dynamic reaction, such as a box with content inside, using a mechanical device. Hence, the device should be designed as an object-oriented and self-contained form that can be handled similarly to the real object. Implementation of a prototype device that materializes this idea is introduced, and a possibility of expanding the idea into various scales of interaction and different modality is also discussed.


Haptic device haptic interaction inertial force virtual reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Hirota
    • 1
  • Yuichiro Sekiguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies Graduate School of Frontier SciencesUniversity of TokyoKashiwa, ChibaJapan

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