Techtile workshop for creating haptic content

Masashi Nakatani, Yasuaki Kakehi, Kouta Minamizawa, Soichiro Mihara, Susumu Tachi

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In recent times, haptic technology has advanced to the point where it can be used to manipulate tactile perception. Although haptics research is very popular in academia, the relevant technologies have not yet been implemented to devices that are commonly used, except for small electronic devices. In this chapter, we propose a basic haptic device called the “TECHTILE toolkit” that can design haptic content. We conducted a usability study of our toolkit by hosting more than 50 workshops worldwide that involved professional researchers as well as members of the general public, from children in elementary schools to college students. We classify haptic experiences suggested by participants during the workshops, and also discuss potential haptic content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Haptics
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Design, and Application
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9784431557722
ISBN (Print)9784431557715
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Haptic content
  • Haptic experience
  • Vibratory stimuli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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