The MIIS Eprints Archive

Haptic Touchscreens

Cooker, M. and Cribbin, L. and Dellar, P. and Fitt, A. and Gaburro, R. and Gibb, T. and Kennedy, J. and King, J. and Kubat, I. and Lapin, V. and Lee, W. and Murphy, E. and Nolan, C. and Parker, J. and Power, O. and Timoney, C. (2011) Haptic Touchscreens. [Study Group Report]



The development of haptic touchscreens, that is touchscreens with the ability to mimic the feel of a real keyboard, would be a significant advance in the mobile phone and tablet market. This report investigates one possible route to developing such touchscreens using piezoelectric actuators placed at the edge of the screen and driven at a range of frequencies.

The report addresses the following questions: Can an array of piezoelectric transducers placed round the edge of the screen create localised vibrations in the right physiological range to produce the sensation of a keyboard? If so how many transducers are needed? Where should they be placed? How should they be driven? We consider both the excitation of longitudinal and transverse waves but do not discuss surface waves.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Technology/Devices
Solid mechanics
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 82 (Limerick, Ireland, Jun 26-Jul 1, 2011)
Company Name:Analog Devices
ID Code:607
Deposited By: Matthew Hennessy
Deposited On:04 Apr 2013 12:56
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:13

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