Title: Powerful compact tactile display with microhydraulic actuators
Authors: Goethals, Pauwel ×
Lintermans, H
Sette, Mauro
Reynaerts, Dominiek
Van Brussel, Hendrik #
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin
Host Document: Lecture Notes in Computer Science pages:447-457
Conference: 6th International Conference, Europhatics 2008 location:Madrid, Spain date:Jun 11-13, 2008
Abstract: In minimally invasive surgery, tactile feedback is lacking. A tactile display, consisting of a matrix of microactuators, represents tactile sensations on the fingertip. Miniaturising powerful, dynamic and accurate actuators with a sufficient stroke is a considerable challenge.
This paper presents a proof of concept of a tactile display, based on microhydraulic actuators. A prototype with five taxels is designed, built and evaluated. The result is a light and compact display. It is mobile, has a stroke of 2mm, a spatial resolution of 2mm and can exert a maximal force of 0.5N. The actuation principle is innovative in the field of tactile displays and has a great potential.
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Biomechanics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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