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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 is listed in following.

The device was re-engineered by Tactile Labs and is now available in low volume for research laboratories. Please contact us for more information.

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Selected Publications

Dupin, L., Hayward, V., Wexler, M. 2018. Radial Trunk-Centred Reference Frame In Haptic Perception. Scientific Reports, 8:13550. [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Kaneko, S., Kajimoto, H., and Hayward, V. 2018. A Case of Perceptual Completion in Spatio-Temporal Tactile Space. Proceedings of the Eurohaptics Conference. pp. 49-57. [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Dupin, L., Hayward, V., Wexler, M. 2017. Generalized movement representation in haptic perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(3):581--595. [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Moscatelli, A., Hayward, V., Wexler, M. and Ernst, M. O. 2015. Illusory Tactile Motion Perception: An Analog of the Visual Filehne Illusion. Scientific Reports, 5:14584.[Access the article at Hayward's website]

Terekhov, A. V., Hayward, V. 2015. The Brain Uses Extra-Somatic Information To Estimate Limb Displacement. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 282(1814): 20151661. [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Dupin, L., Hayward, V. Wexler, M. 2015. Direct Coupling of Haptic Signals Between Hands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(2):619-624            [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Jörntell, H., Bengtsson, F., Geborek, P., Spanne, A., Terekhov, A. V., Hayward, V. 2014. Segregation of Tactile Input Features in Neurons of the Cuneate Nucleus. Neuron. 83:1444-1452 [Access the article at Hayward's website]

Hayward, V., Terekhov, A. V., Wong, S.-C., Geborek, P, Bengtsson, F., Jörntell, H. 2014. Spatio-Temporal Skin Strain Distributions Evoke Low Variability Spike Responses In Cuneate Neurons. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 11(93):20131015       [Access the article at Hayward's website]

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.

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