Does It Par-tickle? Investigating the Relationship Between Mid-Air Haptics and Visual Representations of Surface Textures

Katarzyna Wojna, Orestis Georgious, David Beattie, Michael Wright, Christof Lutteroth

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Abstract

Mid-air haptic feedback technology produces tactile sensations that are felt without the need for physical interactions. However, mid-air haptic experiences need to be congruent with visual cues to reflect user expectations. To overcome this, we investigate how to visually present properties of objects, so that what one feels is a more accurate prediction of what one sees. Specifically, this paper investigates the relationship between 8 visual parameters of a point-cloud representation of a surface (particle color, size, distribution, etc.) and 4 mid-air haptic spatial modulation frequencies (20, 40, 60 and 80 Hz). Our results and analysis reveal a statistical significance between low and high-frequency modulations and particle density, particle bumpiness (depth) and particle arrangement (randomness).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-566
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Haptics
Volume16
Issue number4
Early online date4 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Haptic interfaces
  • Mid-air haptic
  • Rough surfaces
  • Standards
  • Surface roughness
  • Surface texture
  • Three-dimensional displays
  • Visualization
  • particles
  • ultrasound haptics
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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