Vibrotactor-belt on the thigh - Directions in the vertical plane

Yael Salzer, Tal Oron-Gilad, Adi Ronen

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This multiple phase research examines the utility of the thigh as a placement for a vibrotactile display in the cockpit. The initial phase of this research is presented hereby. Vibrotactile displays designed to convey horizontal directional waypoints or warnings are commonly situated on the torso of the pilot. Here, an eight-tactors belt prototype fixed around the thigh of a seated operator was used to convey vertical directional waypoints. Localization accuracy was examined. Analysis revealed that vibrotactile cues embracing the thigh are discriminated in a similar manner to the torso, providing initial evidence that vibrotactile signaling on the thigh can provide directional cues in the vertical plane.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationGenerating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations - International Conference, EuroHaptics 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages6
EditionPART 2
StatePublished - 6 Aug 2010
EventInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Jul 201010 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6192 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010


  • orienting
  • vertical plane
  • vibrotactile display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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