PINS : a haptic computer interface system
Author(s)Kaanta, Bradley C. (Bradley Carter), 1980-
haPtic Intuitive N-scalable System : a haptic computer interface system
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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The research goal was to develop a dense array of discreet vertical actuators as an input and output device with haptic feedback for Human Computer Interaction (HCI). This expands upon the current research of table surfaces as medium for HCI by adding a third dimension that both a user and a computer can control. The use of vertical actuation makes possible new kinds of physical interactions with virtual objects and allows a computer to maintain constancy with the physical representation and the digital information. This requires the design and constructions of an elegant, reliable, and economically reasonable actuator array. Each array element requires autonomy to quickly and accurately move to a precise height. As an array, combined elements must provide enough resolution so that the user perceives the array as a continuously morphing, three-dimensional surface. Shape transformations are accomplished either indirectly by digital means or directly by user touch. The proposed research will focus on development of a real-time haptic actuation arrays supporting technology. The process includes working on the design, function, appearance, response, and implementation.
Thesis (M. Eng. and S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.