haptics

Towards Consistent Haptic Coupling with HaptiStrap: Doing Better than ``Tight yet Comfortable''

How firmly a haptic device, such as a smartwatch, is coupled to the body can change how its haptic effects are perceived. However, hapticians often rely on vague subjective coupling characteristics such as ``strapped snugly'' or ``tight yet …

3D printed Coupling Indicator for Wearable Haptics

This project explores how simple 3D printed tensioners can be used to provide visual coupling feedback when putting on wearable haptic systems.

3D Printed Haptic Illusions and Demonstrations

In this project, we propose a series of haptic illusions and demonstrations that can be fabricated using any FDM 3D printer. All current tested illusions can be downloaded from the project’s github repository.

Punching Empathy into Yourself and Others: Subversive Transformation of Hostility

Using technology to convey information and feelings between people is a key goal of many interactive systems, typically with the highest connection fidelity possible. However, the choices made during design and implementation inevitably impact how …

Reversing Voice-Related Biases Through Haptic Reinforcement

Biased perceptions of others are known to negatively influence the outcomes of social and professional interactions in many regards. Theses biases can be informed by a multitude of non-verbal cues such as voice pitch and voice volume. This project …

Reversing Voice-Related Biases using Haptic Reinforcement of Speech

Biased perceptions of others are known to negatively influence the outcomes of social and professional interactions in many regards. Theses biases can be informed by a multitude of non-verbal cues such as voice pitch and voice volume. This project explores how haptic effects, generated from speech, could attenuate listeners’ perceived voice-related biases formed from a speaker’s voice pitch.

Event-based haptic vibration synthesis using a recursive filter for lower limb prosthetics

Providing a safe and rich environment to achieve ambulatory rehabilitation of the elderly, accident victims, or physically impaired patients, has motivated many researchers to develop lower limb prosthetic systems able to transmit physical stimuli at …