Innovative Computational Models


High-fidelity Human Fingertip Models

My research focuses on computational modeling of contact mechanics between the finger and surfaces providing haptic feedback via electrovibration and/or mechanical vibrations. I aim to develop simulation tools that will enable deeper understanding of contact phenomenon in surface haptics applications and circumventing a portion of costly experimental procedures. Such tools can be used for optimal design of intelligent systems delivering various realistic haptic experiences on today’s electronic devices such as smartphones or tablet computers.