Thermoelectric tactile display based on the thermal grill illusion

Tal Oron-Gilad, Yael Salzer, Adi Ronen

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Abstract

Among the challenges of haptic displays is the objective of creating a tactile language. Tactile language is used as a substitute to visual and auditory languages when either of the modalities is overloaded or impaired. Haptic displays have been implemented using a variety of technologies to stimulate different tactile sensations such as pressure, vibration and temperature. In this work, we present a novel implementation of a thermal sensation known as the Thermal Grill Illusion as the basis of a tactile language. A designated system, the Thermoelectric Tactile Display, was developed to generate Thermal Grill Illusion based stimuli. The usability of this type of display is being evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Devices and Scenarios - 6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008, Proceedings
Pages343-348
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2008
Event6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 10 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5024 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period10/06/0813/06/08

Keywords

  • Haptic
  • grill paradox
  • tactile display
  • thermal display
  • thermal grill illusion
  • thermoelectric cooler (TEC)

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