FlexTorque: Exoskeleton interface for haptic interaction with the digital world

Dzmitry Tsetserukou, Katsunari Sato, Susumu Tachi

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Abstract

We developed a novel haptic interface FlexTorque that enables realistic physical interaction with real (through teleoperation system) and Virtual Environments. The idea behind FlexTorque is to reproduce human muscle structure, which allows us to perform dexterous manipulation and safe interaction with environment in daily life. FlexTorque suggests new possibilities for highly realistic, very natural physical interaction in virtual environments. There are no restrictions on the arm movement, and it is not necessary to hold a physical object during interaction with objects in virtual reality. Because the system can generate strong forces, even though it is light-weight, easily wearable, and intuitive, users experience a new level of realism as they interact with virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationGenerating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations - International Conference, EuroHaptics 2010, Proceedings
Pages166-171
Number of pages6
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Jul 201010 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6192 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period8/07/1010/07/10

Keywords

  • Exoskeleton
  • force feedback
  • game controller
  • haptic display
  • haptic interface
  • Virtual Reality

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