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We constructed low cost tactors for vibrotactile feedback across the human arm for the purpose of providing a physical sensation surrogate for virtual objects. The tactors were built from readily available commercial parts, and provide low amplitude vibration for tactile feedback. The tactors are Velcro mounted on a custom suit designed to ensure localized sensations of each tactor. The suit is designed to be compatible with standard motion capture devices. Our suit provides 24 vibratory tactors in a tactor array on the user’s right arm and hand, and can easily be expanded to include the entire torso and body.
Aaron Bloomfield and Norman I. Badler, "A Low Cost Tactor Suit for Vibrotactile Feedback", . January 2003.
Date Posted: 27 October 2006