Push, Pull, and Touch Technologies

Tuesday, 1 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Room 207
Session Chair: William Yerazunis, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL)
Emerging Technologies Sketches

Technical Aspects of the GPU-Accelerated Surgical Simulator
A surgical simulator for pediatric heart surgery developed through interdisciplinary cooperation with surgeons. Tissue deformation, a detailed visualisation, and haptic interaction are accelerated by the GPU.

Jesper Mosegaard
Thomas Sangild Sørensen
University of Aarhus, Denmarkbr /> Mosegard (at) daimi.au.dk
A Vision Substitution System Using Forehead Electrical Stimulation
The Forehead Retina System captures the view in front and converts it to tactile sensation by electrical stimulation. Using the device, users can feel the surrounding environment with their forehead skin.

Hiroyuki Kajimoto
The University of Tokyo
kaji (at) star.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Yonezo Kanno
EyePlusPlus, Inc.

Susumu Tachi
The University of Tokyo
Novel Tactile Contour Presentation: Embossed Touch Display
A novel tactile display that can present any given width of objects.

Hideyuki Ando
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Hide (at) avg.brl.ntt.co.jp

Junji Watanabe
PRESTO Japan Science and Technology Agency

Tomohiro Amemiya
Taro Maeda
NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Masashi Nakatani
The University of Tokyo
Perceptual Attraction Force: Exploit the Nonlinearity of Human Perception
A novel handheld force-feedback device that exploits the nonlinearity of human haptic perception. The device generates asymmetric acceleration in one cycle, a pushing or pulling sensation, to support nonverbal communication.

Tomohiro Amemiya
Hideyuki Ando
Taro Maeda
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
t-amemiya (at) avg.brl.ntt.co.jp