HapticGEAR: The development of a wearable force display system for immersive projection displays

M. Hirose, K. Hirota, T. Ogi, H. Yano, N. Kakehi, M. Saito, M. Nakashige

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This paper describes the design and implementation of an artificial force display for immersive projection displays (IPD) such as CAVE or CABIN. In order to give the user maximum freedom of motion in the large virtual space generated by an IPD, it is necessary to use a portable force display that is self-contained on the user's body. Therefore, we developed a wearable force display called HapticGEAR. It is a backpack-type device that transmits applied forces to the wearer by using a wire-tension mechanism. The device is designed such that it minimizes fatigue for the wearer, and does not interrupt the user's motion and view. Also, we integrated the device into CABIN and evaluated the accuracy it achieved in tracing objects and the displayed haptic sensation experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2001 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2001 Mar 132001 Mar 17


OtherIEEE Virtual Reality 2001


  • Haptic Display
  • Portable Force Display
  • Stringed Force Feedback
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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