Altering Perceived Softness of Real Rigid Objects by Restricting Fingerpad Deformation
, Shan-Yuan Teng, Pedro Lopes
In Proceedings of UIST 2021
Best Paper Award & Best Demo Award
We proposed a wearable haptic device that alters perceived softness of everyday objects without instrumenting the object itself while leaves most of the fingerpad free. I conceptualized and engineered the device. I also conducted the user study to validate the softness illusion and its usage in interactive applications, such as making the same VR prop to display different softness states.