Power Consumption Reduction of a Controlled Friction Tactile Plate

  • Frédéric Giraud
  • Michel Amberg
  • Romuald Vanbelleghem
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6192)


This paper describes design improvements of a friction reduction based tactile device, which yields to reduction of the supply power. We first evaluated the power consumption of four different plates. We found that a convenient design could cut the power losses down by 90%. To explain these changes we propose a modelling of the dielectric losses in the piezoelectric actuators and of the vibration amplitude.


haptic interface tactile interface surface friction power reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Giraud
    • 1
  • Michel Amberg
    • 1
  • Romuald Vanbelleghem
    • 2
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
    • 1
  1. 1.Univ Lille Nord de FranceLilleFrance
  2. 2.INRIA Lille Nord EuropeLilleFrance

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