Publications

Journals

Finger pad friction and its role in grip and touch
Michael J. Adams, Simon A. Johnson, Philippe Lefèvre, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Thibaut André, Jean-Louis Thonnard
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(80), 2013.
Display of Virtual Braille Dots by Lateral Skin Deformation: Feasibility Study
Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Hayward, Maryse Legault
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 2(2), pp 132-149, 2005.
Effect of skin hydration on the dynamics of fingertip gripping contact
Thibaut André, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Philippe Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Thonnard
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, published online 13 April 2011.
Exploration multimodale d'images pour des utilisateurs ayant une déficience visuelle
Gregory Petit, Aude Dufresne, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Sciences et Technologies pour le Handicap, 2(2), pp. 175-186, 2008.
Haptically Enabled Handheld Information Display with Distributed Tactile Transducer
Jerome Pasquero, Joseph Luk, Vincent Lévesque, Qi Wang, Vincent Hayward, Karon E. MacLean
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 9(4), pp 746-753, 2007.

Conference Proceedings

A Role for Haptics in Mobile Interaction: Initial Design Using a Handheld Tactile Display Prototype
Joseph Luk, Jerome Pasquero, Shannon Little, Karon MacLean, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Proc. ACM CHI’06 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada, April 2006, pp. 171-180.
Best of CHI
Adaptive Level of Detail in Dynamic, Refreshable Tactile Graphics
Vincent Lévesque, Gregory Petit, Aude Dufresne, Vincent Hayward
Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver, Canada, March 2012.
Braille Display by Lateral Skin Deformation with the STReSS2 Tactile Transducer
Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Hayward
Proc. IEEE World Haptics Conference 2007, March 22-24, Tsukuba, Japan.
Best Paper Award for Haptic Application
Display of Virtual Braille Dots by Lateral Skin Deformation: A Pilot Study
Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Maryse Legault
Proc. Eurohaptics 2004, Munich, Germany, June 2004.
Enhancing Physicality in Touch Interaction with Programmable Friction
Vincent Lévesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean, Andy Cockburn, Nicolas D. Marchuk, Dan Johnson, J. Edward Colgate, Michael A. Peshkin
Proc. ACM CHI ’11 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011, pp. 2481-2490.
Best of CHI
Experimental Evidence of Lateral Skin Strain During Tactile Exploration
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Proc. Eurohaptics 2003, Dublin, Ireland, July 2003.
Exploring the Design Space of Programmable Friction for Scrolling Interactions
Vincent Lévesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean
Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver, Canada, March 2012.
Best Paper
Graphisme tactile appliqué aux illustrations de manuels scolaires à l'usage d'enfants ayant une déficience visuelle
Gregory Petit, Aude Dufresne, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Nicole Trudeau
Proc. IHM 2008, Sept. 3-5, 2008, Metz, France.
Laterotactile Rendering of Vector Graphics with the Stroke Pattern
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Proc. EuroHaptics 2010, Part II, Kappers, A.M.L. et al. (Eds.), LNSC 6192, Springer-Verlag, pp. 25-30.
ReFlex: A Flexible Smartphone with Active Haptic Feedback for Bend Input
Paul Strohmeier, Jesse Burstyn, Juan Pablo Carrascal, Vincent Lévesque, Roel Vertegaal
Proc. ACM TEI'16 Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February 2016.
Refreshable Tactile Graphics Applied to Schoolbook Illustrations for Students with Visual Impairment
Gregory Petit, Aude Dufresne, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Nicole Trudeau
Proc. ACM ASSETS 2008, Oct. 13-15, 2008, Halifax, Canada.
Tactile Graphics Rendering Using Three Laterotactile Drawing Primitives
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium 2008, March 13-14, 2008, Reno, Nevada, pp. 429-436.

Abstracts, Posters and Technical Reports

The effects of moisture on fingertip skin deformation during loading and slipping
Thibaut André, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Philippe Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Thonnard
39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA, 2009.
Refreshable tactile graphics using a lateral skin deformation device
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward, Gregory Petit, Aude Dufresne
Abstract selected for oral presentation, 9th International Conference on Low Vision, July 7 - 11, 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Blindness, Technology and Haptics
Vincent Lévesque
CIM Technical Report (CIM-TR-05.08), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 28 pages, October 2005.
Display of Virtual Braille Dots by Lateral Skin Deformation
Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Hayward, Maryse Legault
Poster, 14th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Ottawa, Canada, June 2004.
3rd Prize, Best Poster
Lateral Skin Stretch Measurement by Fingerprint Minutia Tracking
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Poster, 12th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Calgary, Canada, May 2002.

Demonstrations

Programmable Friction in Scrolling Interactions
Vincent Lévesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean
Demonstration, Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver, Canada, March 2012.
Nominated for Best Demonstration
Frictional Widgets: Enhancing Touch Interfaces with Programmable Friction
Vincent Lévesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean, Andy Cockburn, Nicolas D. Marchuk, Dan Johnson, J. Edward Colgate, Michael A. Peshkin
Extended Abstracts of ACM CHI'11 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011, pp. 1153-1158.
Refreshable Tactile Graphics with the STReSS2 Laterotactile Display
Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Technical Demonstration, EuroHaptics 2008, June 11-13, 2008, Madrid, Spain.
Refreshable Tactile Graphics with the STReSS2 Laterotactile Display
Vincent Lévesque, Andrew H. C. Gosline, Vincent Hayward
Technical Demonstration, 16th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces For Virtual Environment And Teleoperator Systems, March 13-14, 2008, Reno, Nevada.
Best Demonstration
Display of Virtual Braille Dots by Lateral Skin Deformation
Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Hayward, Maryse Legault
Technical Demonstration, 14th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Ottawa, Canada, June 2004.
Minitature Tactile Display
Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Lévesque, Vincent Hayward
Technical Demonstration, 12th Annual Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Calgary, Canada, May 2002.
Best Demonstration
A Haptic Memory Game using the STRESS2 Tactile Display
Qi Wang, Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero, Vincent Hayward
Extended Abstracts of ACM CHI'06 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada, April 2006, pp. 271-274.

Talks, Workshops and Tutorials

Designing the Haptic User Experience
Vincent Lévesque
Invited Talk, Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG), Concordia, June 11, 2014.
Programmable Friction and the Haptic User Experience
Vincent Lévesque
Invited Talk, Tactile Research Group, Psychomics 2013, Toronto, Canada, November 14, 2013.
Designing Interactions for Novel Haptic Technologies
Vincent Lévesque
Invited Talk, Haptic Interaction Design Workshop, Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver, Canada, March 2012.
Enhancing Touch Interactions with Programmable Friction
Vincent Lévesque
Invited Talk, Workshop on Vibrotactile Haptics for Touch Screens, IEEE World Haptics Conference 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.
Do-It-Yourself Haptics: A Practical Introduction to Haptics for Consumer Electronics
Vincent Lévesque, Karon Maclean
Invited Tutorial, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, ICCE, January 2011.
Laterotactile Displays and Rendering: from Illusion to Application
Vincent Lévesque, Jerome Pasquero
Invited Talk, IEEE VR 2008 Tutorial, Integration of Haptics in Virtual Environments: from Perception to Rendering, March 9, 2008, Reno, Nevada.
Laterotactile Devices and Rendering
Vincent Hayward, Vincent Lévesque
Invited Talk, EuroHaptics 2006, Workshop II - Tactile Display Design, Paris, France, July 2006.
Experimental Evidence of Lateral Skin Strain During Tactile Exploration
Vincent Lévesque
Online presentation, International Society for Haptics, May 2004.
Restoring Physicality to Touch Interaction with Programmable Friction
Vincent Lévesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean, J. Edward Colgate, Michael A. Peshkin
Proc. International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) 2011, Las Vegas, IEEE, 2 pages, January 2011.

Theses

Virtual Display of Tactile Graphics and Braille by Lateral Skin Deformation
Vincent Lévesque
Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University, August 2009.
Measurement of Skin Deformation Using Fingerprint Feature Tracking
Vincent Lévesque
M. Eng. Thesis, McGill University, November 2002.
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