A Basic Study on Tactile Navigation Using Vibration Motor Braking by Skin Against Vibration and Body Positioning Suitable for Tactile Information Presentation
Tota Mizuno*, Masafumi Uchida**, and Hideto Ide*
*Dept. of Electronics and Electric Eng., Col. of Sci. and Eng., Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8558, Japan
**Dept. of Electronic Eng., The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofu-Ga-Oka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
This paper presents results of a basic study on tactile navigation using vibration motors. It includes studies about appropriate position finding for information presentation navigation that used a vibration motor. We examined skin vibration and vibration strength generated by a vibration motor by physical measurement. Section 1 discusses the need for a new car navigation device that meets the needs of those with hearing problems. Section 2 discusses three experiments for measuring (1) skin hardness, (2) vibration, and (3) discrimination threshold. Section 3 discuss results of experiments.
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