Interactive cable harnessing in augmented reality

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12008-010-0114-4

Cite this article as:
Valentini, P.P. Int J Interact Des Manuf (2011) 5: 45. doi:10.1007/s12008-010-0114-4


The paper deals with a detailed description of a computer-aided methodology to support the interactive design of cable harnessing. The proposed methodology is implemented using Augmented Reality in order to create and collimate virtual cables directly into a real scene with physical objects. Details about hardware setup and the user interface development are herein discussed. The cables have been modeled with a mathematical formulation involving elastic splines in order to implement their exact physical behavior. The algorithm for the interactive placement and movement is developed using a constrained minimization of potential energy.


Augmented reality Cable harnessing Spline Elastic spline 

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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