Rehabilitation Support by Multiaxis Force Display
Shinichi Kamohara*, Takashi Yamada**, Yutaka Ichinose***, Takashi Takeda*, and Hideyuki Takagi****
*Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, 536 Aba-machi, Nagasaki 851-0193, Japan
**Yuge National College of Maritime Technology, 1000 Shimoyuge, Yuge-cho Ochigun, Ehime 794-2593, Japan
***ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, 2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
****Kyushu Institute of Design, 4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 815-8540, Japan
We developed a force display for artificial reality feeling and studied it for rehabilitation in virtual environments. Our previous force display moves on 2 axes and arm-wrestling and moves dumbbells. Only 2 axes limits movement and restricts rehabilitation and training. We made a force display with 5 axes for more complex training. We also made a smaller, lighterweight, multiaxis force display. We discuss the construction and applications of these 2 displays.
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