TPad Fire: Surface Haptic Tablet

TitleTPad Fire: Surface Haptic Tablet
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMullenbach, J., C. Shultz, A. Marie Piper, M. A. Peshkin, and J. E. Colgate
Conference NameHAID Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Date Published04/2013
Conference LocationDaejeon, Korea

We introduce the TPad Fire, a handheld haptic device that incorporates a variable friction surface and a tablet computer. The device is designed  to enable research and design in human-computer interaction by being  affordable, easy to use, and easily available. An example application  is given and advances over previous devices are listed as well. The full device design, as well as example programs, are posted online at


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