Kentaro Yasu (2018)

Magnetact is a rapid prototyping method of haptic interfaces for touch devices utilizing magnetic rubber sheets and conductive materials. When a magnetic sheet is thin enough, the capacitive sensor of the touch device can detect the user's finger behind the magnetic sheet due to the sheet’s dielectric behavior. Furthermore, by changing the magnetic pattern of the magnetic sheet using a handy magnetizing tool, the tactile feedback can be customized within seconds. Since the construction of the interface is so simple, this method enables users to customize not only the size and shape, also the haptic feedback of the tangible interface. We demonstrated several types of the interface such as buttons, sliders, switches, and cross-keys.



  • Kentaro Yasu. 2018. Magnetact: Magnetic-sheet-based Haptic Interfaces for Touch Devices. In Proceedings of SA ’18 Emerging Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, December 4-7, 2018, 2 pages. [demo] 

  • Kentaro Yasu. 2019. Magnetact: Magnetic-sheet-based Haptic Interfaces for Touch Devices. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 240, 8 pages. DOI: [Full Paper] 

(2018.12.4) 公開.

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