Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
Alvin Law , McGill University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Centre for Intelligent Machines and CIRMMT, USA
Yon Visell , McGill University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Centre for Intelligent Machines and CIRMMT, USA
This paper presents our preliminary research on haptic displays integrated in floor surfaces. We emphasize potential roles for the latter as vibrotactile communication channels that might be seamlessly integrated in everyday environments. We describe the interactive floor component that is the platform for our research, and an application we have developed to support the design of vibrotactile icon sets for display with the device. The results of a preliminary evaluation of this display method are presented, and future directions for this research are described.
Alvin Law, Yon Visell, "Toward iconic vibrotactile information display using floor surfaces", WHC, 2009, World Haptics Conference, World Haptics Conference 2009, pp. 267-272, doi:10.1109/WHC.2009.4810888