Here are a few photos taken during the Haptics Class Project Demonstrations on April 27, 2012.
Universal Force-Feedback Five-Fingered Haptic Glove DeviceAs the application for virtual reality systems are becoming more prevalent in the world, the development of virtually generating all five senses is essential. The purpose of this design study is to develop a glove which produces the forces to simulate forces which would occur from the interaction with real objects. In order to do this, this paper will look at how objects are analyzed through touch, the movement and kinematics of the human hand, as well as the functionality of currently available devices and their programming. From this information, a device which takes advantage of a braking force is suggested to be included in conjunction with a force generating device in order to compensate for the difficulty in simulating large rigid forces. This thesis will also provide a possible design for a glove using braking force and propose the need for the testing of its effectiveness.