“Buru-Navi3: Behavioral Navigations Using Illusory Pulled Sensation Created by Thumb-sized Vibrator” by Amemiya and Gomi

  • ©Tomohiro Amemiya and Hiroaki Gomi

  • ©Tomohiro Amemiya and Hiroaki Gomi

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    Buru-Navi3: Behavioral Navigations Using Illusory Pulled Sensation Created by Thumb-sized Vibrator

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    Buru-Navi3 is a new force display technology that uses actuators which vibrate asymmetrically to create a continuous pulling force sensation without an external fulcrum. The user does not feel the discrete simple vibrating sensation that is so common in conventional mobile devices today. Instead, the user feels a smooth sensation of being pulled, akin to what we feel when someone leads us by the hand. For all users, the haptic or somatosensory cues created by Buru-Navi3 are, like lead-by-hand navigation or a guide dog for people with visual impairment, intuitive in indicating a certain di- rection. We have recently succeeded in creating a sensation of being pulled with a thumb-sized actuator that asymmetrically oscillates.

    At our booth, the user can experience for the first time a novel hap- tic interaction in mobile devices with our innovative tiny prototype force display. The force display is the smallest and lightest ever with two degrees of freedom (DoF). We also implemented a pedestrian navigation system that tracks the position and orientation of the user, which helps the user walk along a path sequentially from point to point and understand directional cues for navigation by actively moving the hand.

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    AMEMIYA, T., AND SUGIYAMA, H. 2009. Haptic handheld wayfinder with pseudo-attraction force for pedestrians with visual impairments. In Proc. ACM ASSETS 2009, 107–114.

    AMEMIYA, T., ANDO, H., AND MAEDA, T. 2006. Perceptual attraction force: the sixth force. In Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging technologies, 26.

    REKIMOTO, J. 2013. Traxion: a tactile interaction device with virtual force sensation. In Proc. ACM UIST 2013, 427–431.


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