Enhancing the Simulation of Boundaries by Coupling Tactile and Kinesthetic Feedback

  • Yi YangEmail author
  • Yuru Zhang
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
  • Xiaowei Dai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8619)


Haptic enhanced boundaries are important for touch interaction. We quantify the amount of perceived force increment caused by adding variable friction tactile feedback to force feedback in simulating a boundary. We find that using a small lateral force feedback plus a tactile feedback can simulate a boundary which feels as stiff as that simulated by a large lateral force feedback. Moreover, the effect of the tactile feedback may be explained as a lateral force increment caused by increasing the friction coefficient of the touch surface.


Squeeze film Tactile feedback Lateral force Boundary simulation 



This work has been carried out within the framework of the INRIA Mint Project, and the STIMTAC project of the IRCICA, France.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yuru Zhang
    • 1
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
    • 2
  • Xiaowei Dai
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Lab of Virtual Reality Technology and SystemsBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.L2EP-IRCICAUniversity Lille 1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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