“Straw-like User Interface” by Hashimoto, Yamamoto, Nagaya, Kojima, Ohtaki, et al. …

  • ©Yuki Hashimoto, Akio Yamamoto, Naohisa Nagaya, Minoru Kojima, Junichiro Ohtaki, Tomoyasu Mitani, Satoru Miyajima, and Masahiko Inami

  • ©Yuki Hashimoto, Akio Yamamoto, Naohisa Nagaya, Minoru Kojima, Junichiro Ohtaki, Tomoyasu Mitani, Satoru Miyajima, and Masahiko Inami

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    Straw-like User Interface

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    The University of Electro-Communications and Japan Science and Technology Agency

Entry Number: 20


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    An evolutionary interface system allows users to virtually experience the sensations of drinking. The sensations are created by referencing sample data of actual pressures, vibrations, and sounds produced by drinking from an ordinary straw attached to the system.

    Our lips and mouths are some of the most sensitive parts of the human body, as sensitive as fingers. For this reason, research on presenting various applications to this region of the body will be explored by many researchers in the near future. This project proposes an innovative methodology for presenting stimulation to the mouth and lips.

    This project is the world’s first attempt to present virtual drinking sensations to the mouth and lips. Because this body region is so highly sensitive, it is possible to develop many unique interfaces and extend their applications into several research fields, including interactive arts and entertainment.


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