Force Feedback Glove for Manipulation of Virtual Objects
Haruhisa Kawasaki and Takahiro Hayashi
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology,
7-1 , Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi-machi, Kanazawa-South, Ishikawa, 921 Japan
This paper presents a new force feedback glove for manipulation of virtual objects. The glove is comprised of wire, link, servo motor, force sensor, and joint angle sensor of fingers. These devices are mounted to the back of glove. The object grasping sense is generated by the force feedback control of the servo motor. We show the force transmission characteristics of the glove and the experimental results of recognition of the difference in rigidity of object.