“The nail-mounted tactile display for the behavior modeling” by Ando, Miki, Inami and Maeda

  • ©Hideyuki Ando, Takeshi Miki, Masahiko Inami, and Taro Maeda



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    The nail-mounted tactile display for the behavior modeling

Session/Category Title:   Devices & Interaction



    The “SmartFinger” is a new type of tactile display, which is worn on the nail side of the finger. It does not inhibit our tactile sensation, since the ball of the finger is naked and we can feel the environment directly. It is important to insert nothing between a finger and an object.


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