Method and apparatus for haptic control

Najdovski,Z, Horan,BP, Bhatti,A and Nahavandi,S 2013, Method and apparatus for haptic control, Europe (EPO only) (3) Patent EP2099588 (B9).

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Title Method and apparatus for haptic control
Creator(s) Najdovski,ZORCID iD for Najdovski,Z
Horan,BPORCID iD for Horan,BP
Bhatti,AORCID iD for Bhatti,A
Nahavandi,SORCID iD for Nahavandi,S
Date 2013-06-19
Patent no. EP2099588 (B9)
Patent owner Deakin University
Registry Office Europe (EPO only) (3)
Patent family name Method and apparatus for haptic control
Summary The present invention provides remote interfacing utilising haptic technology. In a first aspect there is provided a haptic grasping interface comprising a plurality of finger interaction points, with actuators connected at one end to an actuator control mechanism. The mechanism is mounted remotely from the grasping interface, inverse to the finger interaction points, for manipulation of these points. The grasping points comprise pulleys which route the actuators through a cable tension and transmission system. A second aspect provides haptic augmentation to an operator, which indicates to the operator the state of a control input to a controlled device. A third aspect provides a means of simulating motion where haptic feedback is provided to a user in correspondence with the movement of the user within a pod environment.
Notes Other possible patent number : 11186566.3
Language eng
Field of Research 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category I.1 Patents
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