EV-Pen: Leveraging Electrovibration Haptic Feedback in Pen Interaction

Qinglong Wang  Xiangshi Ren  Qi Fang  

This project presents an Electrovibration Pen (EV-Pen) which incorporates electrovibration into pen interactions. The EV-Pen not only exploits the advantages of conventional pen-based interactions but also provides a wide range of haptic feedback modes without any form of mechanical actuator. The EV-Pen simulates real pen-on-paper feeling, enhancing the user experience in drawing and handwriting, and providing feedback while interacting with virtual textures and GUI elements on touchscreens.

Keyword

pen; electrovibration; haptic feedback; drawing; handwriting

This project presents an Electrovibration Pen (EV-Pen) which incorporates electrovibration into pen interactions. The EV-Pen not only exploits the advantages of conventional pen-based interactions but also provides a wide range of haptic feedback modes without any form of mechanical actuator. The EV-Pen simulates real pen-on-paper feeling, enhancing the user experience in drawing and handwriting, and providing feedback while interacting with virtual textures and GUI elements on touchscreens.

Publications:

1. Enhancing Pen-based Interaction using Electrovibration and Vibration Haptic Feedback [CHI 2017]

2. EV-Pen: Leveraging Electrovibration Haptic Feedback in Pen Interaction [ISS 2016] [Best Paper Award, top 1% of the submissions]

3. EV-Pen: An Electrovibration Haptic Feedback Pen for Touchscreens [Siggraph Asia 2016]