A wearable haptic display to present the gravity sensation - preliminary observations and device design

Kouta Minamizawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi

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Abstract

We propose a wearable, ungrounded haptic display that presents the realistic gravity sensation of a virtual object. We focused on the shearing stress on the fingerpads duo to the weight of the object, and found that the deformation of the fingerpads can generate the reliable gravity sensation even when the proprioceptive sensation on the wrist or arm is absent. This implies that a non-grounded gravity display can be realized by reproducing the fingerpad deformation. According to our observations, we had evaluation tests for device design. We implemented the prototype device which has simple structure using dual motors, and then evaluated the recognition ability of the gravity sensation presented on operator's fingerpads with this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 28
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2007 Mar 222007 Mar 24

Publication series

NameProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007

Other

Other2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period07/3/2207/3/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Signal Processing

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    Minamizawa, K., Kajimoto, H., Kawakami, N., & Tachi, S. (2007). A wearable haptic display to present the gravity sensation - preliminary observations and device design. In Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007 (pp. 133-138). [4145164] (Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2007.15