Liquid-VR - Wetness Sensations for Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences

Kenichiro Shirota, Makoto Uju, Roshan Peiris, Kouta Minamizawa

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We propose Liquid-VR, a system that simulates wetness and liquid sensations for the whole body by providing a combination of thermal and vibrotactile stimuli from the user’s face and across the upper body to the lower body. A head mounted display with thermal and vibrotactile modules simulates the wetness sensations on the face with the displayed visuals. These sensations are carried through out the body by using an array of vibrotactile modules placed on the collarbones and the feet actuated to simulate moving phantom sensations. We demonstrate this experience through virtual reality application scenarios such as being in a shower or being in side a glass of liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Perception, Devices and Algorithms, 2018
EditorsHiroyuki Kajimoto, Dongjun Lee, Masashi Konyo, Sang-Youn Kim, Ki-Uk Kyung
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789811331930
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Nov 142018 Nov 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Full body haptics
  • HMD haptics
  • Liquid
  • Virtual reality
  • Wetness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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