STIMTAC, a tactile input device with programmable friction

Abstract : We present the STIMTAC, a touchpad device that supports friction reduction. Contrary to traditional vibrotactile ap- proaches, the STIMTAC provides information passively, act- ing as a texture display. It does not transfer energy to the user but modifies how energy is dissipated within the contact area by a user-initiated friction process. We report on the iterative process that led to the current hardware design and briefly describe the software framework that we are developing to illustrate its potential.
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Michel Amberg, Frédéric Giraud, Betty Semail, Paolo Olivo, Géry Casiez, et al.. STIMTAC, a tactile input device with programmable friction. UIST'11, the 24th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Oct 2011, Santa Barbara, United States. pp.7-8, ⟨10.1145/2046396.2046401⟩. ⟨inria-00638442⟩

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