A skin-integrated multimodal haptic interface for immersive tactile feedback

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1020-1031
Journal / PublicationNature Electronics
Volume6
Issue number12
Online published30 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Abstract

Haptic feedback can be used to improve immersion in virtual and augmented reality systems. However, wearable haptic devices typically provide limited feedback, such as simple vibration, and are restricted to a narrow bandwidth of tuneable frequency or to single tactile perceptions. Here, we report a skin-integrated wireless haptic interface that is based on actuator arrays and offers multimodal and complex feedback mechanisms. Different feedback modes—mechanical, electrotactile and thermal—in the interface are used to selectively activate different cutaneous receptors, providing users with diverse haptic sensations. The selective stimulating mechanism is inspired by the neural tactile sensing system and can reproduce tactile information of fine roughness, macro roughness, slipperiness, force and temperature. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited.

Citation Format(s)

A skin-integrated multimodal haptic interface for immersive tactile feedback. / Huang, Ya; Zhou, Jingkun; Ke, Pingchuan et al.
In: Nature Electronics, Vol. 6, No. 12, 12.2023, p. 1020-1031.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review