Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers (1997)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 13, 1997 to Oct. 14, 1997
Hong Z. Tan , The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alex Pentland , The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This paper provides a general overview of tactual displays (i.e., devices that communicate to a user through the sense of touch) and issues concerning the development of such displays for wearable computing. A wearable tactile directional display is presented. It takes advantage of a sensory phenomenon called "sensory saltation" and simulates directional lines and simple geometric patterns dynamically. Initial results indicate that this information is intuitive and easy to interpret even for first-time users, and interpretations are highly consistent among observers. Several applications of this tactile directional display for wearable computing are proposed.
Tactual displays, wearable tactual displays, wearable computing.
A. Pentland and H. Z. Tan, "Tactual Displays for Wearable Computing," Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1997, pp. 84.