IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Online ISSN : 1348-8163
Print ISSN : 0913-6339
ISSN-L : 0913-6339
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Softness Sensation by a Side-Faced-Type Multifingered Haptic Interface
Takahiro EndoYuta KazamaHaruhisa Kawasaki
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2014 Volume 134 Issue 10 Pages 913-920

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When we touch a soft, yielding object such as the human body, we feel a sensation of softness. In virtual training systems for medical procedures such as palpation, the display of softness at multiple fingertips is critical and essential. This paper proposes a softness-display device using a flexible sheet, and we present the concept of softness display at multiple fingers by combining the developed softness-display device and our previously developed side-faced-type multifingered haptic interface. Further, we carried out several experiments to investigate the validity of the proposed system.

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