Method and apparatus for haptic control

Najdovski, Zoran, Horan, B, Bhatti, A and Nahavandi, S 2015, Method and apparatus for haptic control, United States (2) Patent US 9,174,344 B2.

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Title Method and apparatus for haptic control
Creator(s) Najdovski, ZoranORCID iD for Najdovski, Zoran orcid.org/0000-0002-8880-8287
Horan, BORCID iD for Horan, B orcid.org/0000-0002-6723-259X
Bhatti, AORCID iD for Bhatti, A orcid.org/0000-0001-6876-1437
Nahavandi, SORCID iD for Nahavandi, S orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Date 2015-11-03
Patent no. US 9,174,344 B2
Patent owner Univ Deakin
Registry Office United States (2)
Patent family name Method and apparatus for haptic control
Summary The present invention provides remote interfacing utilizing haptic technology. In a first aspect there is provided a haptic grasping interface comprising a plurality offinger 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.
Language eng
HERDC Research category I Patents
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30106425

Document type: Patent
Collection: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
 
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