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Haptic user interface enhancement system for touchscreen based interaction: A novel system for multimodal interaction with touchscreen interfaces



OtsikkoICOSST 2014 - 2014 International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, Proceedings
KustantajaInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (elektroninen)9781479920549
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TilaJulkaistu - 2 helmikuuta 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma2014 International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, ICOSST 2014 - Lahore, Pakistan
Kesto: 18 joulukuuta 201420 joulukuuta 2014


Conference2014 International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, ICOSST 2014


Touchscreens are becoming a more attractive interaction technology in our daily lives and they are quickly replacing most of the conventional user interface controls. The ability to continuously modify and reconfigure screen contacts is a valuable feature in any device, especially in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, where every inch matters. Perhaps the most inviting aspect of touchscreens is their ability to detect gestures and recognize human activities. Unlike externally static interfaces with a dedicated input device, such as a keypad with discrete well-defined keys; most touch sensitive displays are embodied as a flat, stiff and ridged screen surface. As a result, touch sensitive displays are breaking down and do not follow either ergonomic rules and standards nor physiological and psychological models/concepts of the afferent flow information processing. This, in turn, means that these systems diminish perceptual and intuitive haptic feedback which hinders and sometime limits user interaction.This paper defines a Haptic User Interface Enhancement System (UIES) that transforms the conventionally flat and stiff touchscreen surfaces intoa haptically adaptive interaction hub which is not only able to provide generic vibrotactile stimulation for conformational haptic feedback but is able to guide the user though onscreen User Interface controls via kinetic feedback cues which includes components of forces and torques applied dynamically in the place of contact to the fingertips.

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