The Latero Tactile Display is a state-of-the-art tactile display that operates by deforming the fingerpad skin with an array of laterally moving pins actuated by miniature piezoelectric bending motors.
Previously known as the STReSS2, the Latero Tactile Display is the result of sustained efforts over more than a decade by Prof. Vincent Hayward's team in the Haptics Laboratory at McGill University. More information about laterotactile stimulation, the novel approach used in this tactile display, can be found on laterotactile.com.
The device was re-engineered by Tactile Labs and is now available in low volume for research laboratories. Please contact us for more information or to obtain a quotation.
Wang, Q. and Hayward V. Compact, Portable, Modular, High-performance, Distributed Tactile Transducer Device Based on Lateral Skin Deformation. Proc. 14th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces For Virtual Environment And Teleoperator Systems IEEE VR 2006, pp. 67-72, 2006. (Best Paper Award)
Pasquero, J., Hayward, V. STReSS: A Practical Tactile Display System with One Millimeter Spatial Resolution and 700 Hz Refresh Rate. Proc. Eurohaptics 2003, Dublin, Ireland, July 2003.
Hayward, V., and Cruz-Hernandez, M. Tactile Display Device Using Distributed Lateral Skin Stretch. Proc. Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator System (IMECE2000), Orlando, Florida, USA. Proc. ASME Vol. DSC-69-2, pp. 1309-1314, 2000.
US Patents 7077015, 6693516 and 6445284.
A complete list of publications can be found at here.