Electrovibration Modeling Analysis

  • Eric VezzoliEmail author
  • Michel Amberg
  • Frédéric Giraud
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8619)


Electrostatic attraction may be used to modulate the apparent friction coefficient between two surfaces. Applied to the human finger and a polarized interface, the principle can modify the user perception of the interface surface. In this paper, the different steps towards the modeling of the electrovibration phenomenon are developed. An investigation on the current modeling will be carried out, with a focus on the temporal evolution and frequency dependence of the stimulus. Thus, an improvement of the modeling will be proposed to take into account this major effect, and then, it will be checked with an experimental set-up and compared with literature results.


Electrovibration Electrostatic force Modeling Haptic Tactile Friction 



This work was founded by the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network PROTOTOUCH, grant agreement No. 317100. The authors would like to thank the IRCICA laboratory for hosting and Clement Nadal for the useful discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Vezzoli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michel Amberg
    • 1
  • Frédéric Giraud
    • 1
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
    • 1
  1. 1.L2EPUniversity Lille1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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