Kirigami Haptic Swatches: Design Methods for Cut-and-Fold Haptic Feedback Mechanisms


Kirigami Haptic Swatches demonstrate how kirigami and origami based structures enable sophisticated haptic feedback through simple cut-and-fold fabrication techniques. We leverage four types of geometric patterns: rotational erection system (RES), split-fold waterbomb (SFWB), the overlaid structure of SFWB and RES (SFWB+RES), and cylindrical origami, to render different sets of haptic feedback (i.e. linear, bistable, bouncing snap-through, and rotational force behaviors, respectively). In each structure, not only the form factor but also the force feedback properties can be tuned through geometric parameters. We experimentally analyzed and modeled the structures, and implemented software to automatically generate 2D patterns for desired haptic properties. We also demonstrate five example applications including an assistive custom keyboard, rotational switch, multi-sensory toy, task checklist, and phone accessories. We believe the Kirigami Haptic Swatches helps tinkerers, designers, and even researchers to create interactions that enrich our haptic experience.

Kirigami structure
paper button
design methods
computational fabrication
Zekun Chang
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Tung D. Ta
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Koya Narumi
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Heeju Kim
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Fuminori Okuya
University of Tokyo, Hongo, Japan
Dongchi Li
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kunihiro Kato
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Jie Qi
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshinobu Miyamoto
Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan
Kazuya Saito
Kyushu University, Minami-Ku, Japan
Yoshihiro Kawahara
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan



会議: CHI 2020

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

セッション: Tools & interfaces

Paper session
313C O'AHU
2020-04-28 01:00:00
2020-04-28 02:15:00