Interfaces that make use of the characteristics of cutaneous sensation
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Rehabilitation science/Welfare engineering,Intelligent robotics
Designing an information communicating device for the visually impaired
Analyzing the characteristics of a variety of tactile sensing such as differences in the surface area, the layer structure and hardness (Young’s modulus), slipperiness, etc., and proposing devices that make use of these characteristics
Analyzing the upper arm extension illusion caused by vibration stimuli.
Establishing guidelines for forms of easy-to-read Braille and tactile signs
Developing tactile devices and designs for PC-operating mice, remote controllers, switches, touch panels, etc.
Improving interfaces for remote control and VR technology.
Using evaluation methods based on on-site opinions (from healthy people, disabled people and the elderly) and basic research, we are carrying out research into the practical application of manufacturing methods that focus on accessible designs. In the laying down of domestic and international standards (JIS and IS), we acted as a member of the Committee Specializing in Supporting the Elderly and Challenged of METI’s Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC). We were responsible for holding discussions and presenting proposals to the ISO, and we have a wealth of knowledge in this area. This has given us knowhow in tactile information communication and optimization of device designs.
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- Fig. 1: Evaluation of the dimensions of protruding signs and their cross-sectional shape that contribute to improvement in operability of consumable products
- Fig. 2: Research into the characteristics of differentiation in tactile signals and Braille
- Fig. 3: Research into the characteristics of differentiation of hardness by people
- Fig. 4: Experimental investigation of a velvety texture sensed through passive touch