CyARM: Haptic Sensing Device for Spatial Localization on Basis of Exploration by Arms

Advances in Human-Computer Interaction 01/2009; 2009. DOI: 10.1155/2009/901707
Source: DBLP


We introduce a new type of perception aid device based on user's exploration action, which is named as CyARM (acronym of “Cyber Arm”). The user holds this device in her/his arm, the extension of the arm is controlled by tension in wires, which are attached to her/his body according to the distance to the object. This user interface has unique characteristics that give users the illusion of an imaginary arm that extends to existing objects. The implementations of CyARM and our two experiments to investigate the efficiency and effectiveness of CyARM are described. The results show that we could confirm that CyARM can be used to recognize the presence of an object in front of the user and to measure the relative distance to the object.

Download full-text


Available from: Makoto Okamoto, Jun 26, 2014
12 Reads
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: IncreTable is a tabletop game inspired by the Incredible Machine. It provides a multi-modal interaction based on a bi-directional projection tabletop, digital pens, a depth camera, and custom-made physical objects, while attracting users for an active ...
    International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, California, August 11-15, 2008, New Tech Demos Proceedings; 01/2008
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: First Page of the Article
    Intelligent Robots and Systems, 1992., Proceedings of the 1992 lEEE/RSJ International Conference on; 08/1992
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: A new tactile display using electrostatic force and friction control has been developed for presenting surface roughness sensation. The device consists of stator electrodes and a thin film slider, on which aluminium conductive layer is deposited. A user puts his index finger on the slider and moves it horizontally to obtain certain tactile sensation. By applying various voltage patterns to stator electrodes, various friction distributions can be generated on the slider, which are transferred to the fingertip so as to generate surface roughness sensation in the subject's nerve system. In this system, finger position is detected by linear encoder equipped on the slider. Applied voltage to the stator is modulated according to the position. Resultantly, the device can simulate fine surface textures with a resolution of several tens of micrometers, even though stator electrodes are aligned with a pitch of 1mm. In this paper, the principle of the device and some simple experimental results are reported. Also, we report a combination of the electrostatic tactile display and LCD visual display.
    Industrial Technology, 2003 IEEE International Conference on; 01/2004