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Title: Springlets: Expressive, Flexible and Silent On-Skin Tactile Interfaces
Author(s): Alhuda Hamdan, Nur
Wagner, Adrian
Voelker, Simon
Steimle, Jürgen
Borchers, Jan
Language: English
Title: CHI 2019 : Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Startpage: 1
Endpage: 14
Publisher/Platform: ACM
Year of Publication: 2019
Place of publication: New York
Title of the Conference: CHI '19: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of the conference: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: We introduce Springlets, expressive, non-vibrating mechanotactile interfaces on the skin. Embedded with shape memory alloy springs, we implement Springlets as thin and flexible stickers to be worn on various body locations, thanks to their silent operation even on the neck and head. We present a technically simple and rapid technique for fabricating a wide range of Springlet interfaces and computer-generated tactile patterns. We developed Springlets for six tactile primitives: pinching, directional stretching, pressing, pulling, dragging, and expanding. A study placing Springlets on the arm and near the head demonstrates Springlets' effectiveness and wearability in both stationary and mobile situations. We explore new interactive experiences in tactile social communication, physical guidance, health interfaces, navigation, and virtual reality gaming, enabled by Springlets' unique and scalable form factor.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1145/3290605.3300718
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/27525
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5970-2
Date of registration: 13-Jul-2019
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
Professorship: MI - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle
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