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Compact Braille display using SMA wire array

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3 Author(s)
Feng Zhao ; Fac. of Eng., Kagawa Univ., Takamatsu, Japan ; Fukuyama, K. ; Sawada, H.

A novel micro-vibration actuator using a shape-memory alloy (SMA) wire is being developed for the presentation of tactile sensations to a human skin. In this study, the SMA wire is arranged two dimensionally to construct a compact Braille display for the blind. The display is driven by electric current pulse for mobile use to present Braille information. The display was evaluated in a school for the blind, and the results are presented in the paper.

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Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2009. RO-MAN 2009. The 18th IEEE International Symposium on

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Sept. 27 2009-Oct. 2 2009

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