Haptic virtualisation of surfaces: feeling textiles on your phone


  • Annerose Braune Chair of Automation Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Christopher Martin Chair of Automation Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Tung Le Chair of Automation Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany




Haptic human machine interfaces, textile surface, roughness, mobile consumer devices, tactile rendering


The haptic impression of textile surface properties has a decisive influence on its evaluation and ultimately on its acceptance and usability.  Many solutions are used to replicate a static contour or shape, e.g. to feel controls on common touch displays. In contrast, this project investigates whether it is possible to simulate the roughness or friction behaviour of a textile surface using a commercially available mobile device.


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3D scan example of a textile surface



How to Cite

Braune, A., Martin, C., & Le, T. . (2021). Haptic virtualisation of surfaces: feeling textiles on your phone. Communications in Development and Assembling of Textile Products, 2(1), 80-90. https://doi.org/10.25367/cdatp.2021.2.p80-90



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