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Haptic device

Haptic device
Haptic device
A haptic device 1 for a finger has a pressure applicator to apply a substantially non-vibrational force to the ventrum (underside) of the finger, and a drive assembly to controllably drive the pressure applicator. The drive assembly and pressure applicator, may include a cam follower on a cam track, optionally a rotating spiral cam track. Alternatively the pressure applicator may be a band (103, fig 4) that may be pulled by motor to apply pressure against the underside of a finger A glove may have such haptic devices for each finger tip, which in conjunction with a virtual reality environment and computer system, may enable a user to physically sense the position and shape of virtual reality objects by touch.
Wilcock, Reuben
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Metcalf, Cheryl D.
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Demain, Sara H.
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Merrett, Geoff V.
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Wilcock, Reuben, Metcalf, Cheryl D., Demain, Sara H. and Merrett, Geoff V. (Inventors) (2012) Haptic device.

Record type: Patent

Abstract

A haptic device 1 for a finger has a pressure applicator to apply a substantially non-vibrational force to the ventrum (underside) of the finger, and a drive assembly to controllably drive the pressure applicator. The drive assembly and pressure applicator, may include a cam follower on a cam track, optionally a rotating spiral cam track. Alternatively the pressure applicator may be a band (103, fig 4) that may be pulled by motor to apply pressure against the underside of a finger A glove may have such haptic devices for each finger tip, which in conjunction with a virtual reality environment and computer system, may enable a user to physically sense the position and shape of virtual reality objects by touch.

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Published date: 3 February 2012
Organisations: Physical & Rehabilitation Health, Electronic & Software Systems, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 355638
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355638
PURE UUID: ed92ed2e-8765-45fc-890f-f418e0b541d6
ORCID for Geoff V. Merrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4980-3894

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Date deposited: 10 Sep 2013 09:30
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:42

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Inventor: Reuben Wilcock
Inventor: Cheryl D. Metcalf
Inventor: Sara H. Demain
Inventor: Geoff V. Merrett ORCID iD

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