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JRM Vol.28 No.6 pp. 790-798
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0790
(2016)

Paper:

A Wearable Encounter-Type Haptic Device Suitable for Combination with Visual Display

Shunsuke Komizunai, Keisuke Nishizaki, Kyohei Wada, Takuya Kijima, and Atsushi Konno

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Kita 14, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0814, Japan

Received:
January 27, 2016
Accepted:
July 11, 2016
Published:
December 20, 2016
Keywords:
haptic device, encounter-type, wearable, virtual reality, interaction
Abstract

A Wearable Encounter-Type Haptic Device Suitable for Combination with Visual Display

The encounter type wearable haptic device

This paper describes a wearable encounter-type haptic device suitable for combined usage with a visual display. The features of the device lie in a driving mechanism that enables an encounter-type haptic display and the compact implementation of the entire device including the driving mechanism. The driving mechanism displays a natural haptic sense based on a smooth transition between follow-up and constraint of finger movements. The compactness is important because it contributes to preserving the quality of visual information when used together with a visual display. To test the basic performance of the device, the response of the driving mechanism was evaluated. The haptic display function was evaluated by a simulation in which the device is used to touch an object in a computer graphics (CG) space.

Cite this article as:
S. Komizunai, K. Nishizaki, K. Wada, T. Kijima, and A. Konno, “A Wearable Encounter-Type Haptic Device Suitable for Combination with Visual Display,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28, No.6, pp. 790-798, 2016.
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