AirWave: non-contact haptic feedback using air vortex rings

  title={AirWave: non-contact haptic feedback using air vortex rings},
  author={Sidhant Gupta and Dan Morris and Shwetak N. Patel and Desney S. Tan},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing},
  • Sidhant GuptaDan Morris Desney S. Tan
  • Published 8 September 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Input modalities such as speech and gesture allow users to interact with computers without holding or touching a physical device, thus enabling at-a-distance interaction. It remains an open problem, however, to incorporate haptic feedback into such interaction. In this work, we explore the use of air vortex rings for this purpose. Unlike standard jets of air, which are turbulent and dissipate quickly, vortex rings can be focused to travel several meters and impart perceptible feedback. In this… 

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