NailTactors: eyes-free spatial output using a nail-mounted tactor array

Meng-Ju Hsieh, Rong-Hao Liang, Bing-Yu Chen

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Abstract

This paper investigates the feasibility of using a nail-mounted array of tactors, NailTactors, as an eyes-free output device. By rim-attached eccentric-rotating-mass (ERM) vibrators to artificial nails, miniature high-resolution tactile displays were realized as an eyes-free output device. To understand how to deliver rich signals to users for valid signal perception, three user studies were conducted. The results suggest that users can not only recognized absolute and relative directional cues, but also recognized numerical characters in EdgeWrite format with an overall 89% recognition rate. Experiments also identified the optimal placement of ERM actuators for maximizing information transfer.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4408-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2016) - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 18
http://mobilehci.acm.org/2016/

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2016)
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI'16
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/09/169/09/16
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Hsieh, M-J., Liang, R-H., & Chen, B-Y. (2016). NailTactors: eyes-free spatial output using a nail-mounted tactor array. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 29-34). New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2935334.2935358
Hsieh, Meng-Ju ; Liang, Rong-Hao ; Chen, Bing-Yu. / NailTactors: eyes-free spatial output using a nail-mounted tactor array. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. New York, NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2016. pp. 29-34
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Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. New York, NY, USA : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2016. p. 29-34.

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Hsieh M-J, Liang R-H, Chen B-Y. NailTactors: eyes-free spatial output using a nail-mounted tactor array. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2016. p. 29-34 https://doi.org/10.1145/2935334.2935358