Touching the micron: tactile interactions with an optical tweezer

S. Lamont, R. Bowman, J. Williamson, M. Rath, R. Murray-Smith, M. Padgett

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Abstract

A tablet interface for manipulating microscopic particles is augmented with vibrotactile and audio feedback.The feedback is generated using a novel real-time synthesis library based on approximations to physical processes, and is efficient enough to run on mobile devices, despite their limited computational power. The feedback design and usability testing was done with a realistic simulator on appropriate tasks, allowing users to control objects more rapidly, with fewer errors and applying more consistent forces. The feedback makes the interaction more tangible, giving the user more awareness of changes in the characteristics of the optical tweezers as the number of optical traps changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Place of PublicationNew York, U. S. A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages217-218
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450314435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services companion - MobileHCI '12 - San Francisco, USA United States
Duration: 21 Sep 201224 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services companion - MobileHCI '12
CountryUSA United States
CitySan Francisco
Period21/09/1224/09/12

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    Lamont, S., Bowman, R., Williamson, J., Rath, M., Murray-Smith, R., & Padgett, M. (2012). Touching the micron: tactile interactions with an optical tweezer. In MobileHCI'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 217-218). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2371664.2371716