It was a great pleasure to give a talk about my research at the Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond!
Title: Generating Haptic Feedback on Touchscreens via Electrovibration
Abstract: One approach to generating haptic feedback on touch screens is electrovibration. In this technique, the friction force is altered via electrostatic forces, which are developed by applying an alternating voltage signal to the conductive layer of a capacitive touchscreen. Although the technology for rendering haptic effects on touch surfaces using electrovibration is already in place, our knowledge of the perception mechanisms behind these effects is limited. In this talk, I will explain my efforts on exploring the mechanisms underlying the perception of electrovibration to be able to generate realistic touch sensations on future generation devices.