An Untethered Multimodal Haptic Hand Wearable

Abad, Alexander C and Ormazabal, Manex and Reid, David and Ranasinghe, Anuradha (2021) An Untethered Multimodal Haptic Hand Wearable. In: IEEE SENSORS 2021, October 31 - November 4, Virtual Conference. (Accepted for Publication)

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Haptic primary colors correspond to temperature,
vibration, and force. Previous studies combined these three haptic primary colors to produce different types of cutaneous sensations without the need to touch a real object. This study presents a low-cost untethered hand wearable with temperature, vibration, and force feedback. It is made from low-cost and commercial off-the-shelf components. A 26 mm annular Peltier element with
a 10 mm hole is coupled to an 8 mm mini disc vibration motor, forming vibro-thermal tactile feedback for the user. All the other fingertips have an 8 mm disc vibration motor strapped on them using Velcro. Moreover, kinesthetic feedback extracted from a retractable ID badge holder with a small solenoid stopper is used
as force feedback that restricts the fingers’ movement. Hand and finger tracking is done using Leap Motion Controller interfaced to a virtual setup with different geometric figures developed using Unity software. Therefore, we argue this prototype as a whole actuates cutaneous and kinesthetic feedback that would be
useful in many virtual applications such as Virtual Reality (VR), teleoperated surgeries, and teleoperated farming and agriculture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information and Comments: This paper has been accepted for presentation at IEEE Sensors 2021.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Anuradha Dissanayake Mudiyanselage
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 12:14
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 01:15

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