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HI2: a two-degrees-of-freedom planar highly isotropic haptic interface for the desktop
Author(s): Antonio Frisoli; Giuseppe Maria Prisco; Fabio Salsedo; Massimo Bergamasco
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Paper Abstract

Haptic interfaces which fit on the desktop and provide a cursor control with 2D position convey additive feel sensations to the user in GUI and allow to enhance the efficiency of the human-computer interaction for both single user and collaborative applications. The merit of such devices is determined by the adaptability of the handle to different tasks/users, the ergonomics of the 2D workspace, the overall compactness of the device with respect to the usable workspace and the quality of the force feedback. A novel device has been designed along these guidelines. A new tendon-driven 5-bar mechanism is used to improve the isotropy of the kinematic performance over the workspace and the maximum generated force while reducing the device encumbrance. The present paper illustrates the kinematic and mechanical design of the device and reports the specifications achieved by the CAD model evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3840, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VI, (8 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.369291
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Fabio Salsedo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Massimo Bergamasco, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3840:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VI
Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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