Surround Haptics: Sending Shivers Down Your Spine

Authors

Ali Israr (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Ivan Poupyrev (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Chris Ioffreda (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jim Cox (Disney Interactive Studio)
Nathan Gouveia (Disney Interactive Studio)
Huw Bowles (Disney Interactive Studio)
Anastasio Brakis (Disney Interactive Studio)
Baylor Knight (Disney Interactive Studio)
Kenny Mitchell (Disney Research Zurich)
Tom Williams (Disney Interactive Studio)

ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies 2011

August 31, 2011

Surround Haptics- Sending Shivers Down Your Spine-Image

Surround Haptics is a new tactile technology that uses a low-resolution grid of inexpensive vibrating actuators to generate high-resolution, continuous, moving tactile strokes on human skin [1]. The user would not feel the discrete tactile pulses and buzzes that are so common today, but rather a smooth tactile motion, akin to what we feel when someone drags a finger across our skin.

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