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dc.contributor.authorFrediani, G
dc.contributor.authorMazzei, D
dc.contributor.authorDe Rossi, DE
dc.contributor.authorCarpi, F
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T15:29:56Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/10737
dc.description.abstractWe describe here a wearable, wireless, compact, and lightweight tactile display, able to mechanically stimulate the fingertip of users, so as to simulate contact with soft bodies in virtual environments. The device was based on dielectric elastomer actuators, as high-performance electromechanically active polymers. The actuator was arranged at the user's fingertip, integrated within a plastic case, which also hosted a compact high-voltage circuitry. A custom-made wireless control unit was arranged on the forearm and connected to the display via low-voltage leads. We present the structure of the device and a characterization of it, in terms of electromechanical response and stress relaxation. Furthermore, we present results of a psychophysical test aimed at assessing the ability of the system to generate different levels of force that can be perceived by users.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology, within the framework of “ESNAM – European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles” (COST Action MP1003). Gabriele Frediani also acknowledges support from the European Commission, within the framework of the project “CEEDS: The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems” (FP7-ICT-2009.8.4, Grant 258749) and “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa,” within the framework of the project “POLOPTEL” (Grant 167/09)en_US
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dc.languageENG
dc.subjectactuator
dc.subjectdielectric elastomer
dc.subjectdisplay
dc.subjectelectroactive polymer
dc.subjectsoft
dc.subjecttactile
dc.subjectvirtual
dc.subjectwearable
dc.titleWearable wireless tactile display for virtual interactions with soft bodies.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fbioe.2014.00031
dc.relation.isPartOfFront Bioeng Biotechnol
dc.relation.isPartOfFront Bioeng Biotechnol
dc.relation.isPartOfFront Bioeng Biotechnol
pubs.author-urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225636
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering/Engineering and Materials Science - Engineering - Research Students
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering/Engineering and Materials Science - Staff
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pubs.publication-statusPublished online
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