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The Visual Computer

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 247–256 | Cite as

High performance haptic device for force rendering in textile exploration

  • M. Bergamasco
  • F. Salsedo
  • M. Fontana
  • F. Tarri
  • C.A. Avizzano
  • A. Frisoli
  • E. Ruffaldi
  • S. Marcheschi
Original Article

Abstract

The HAPTEX system aims to develop a new multi-sensory environment for the immersive exploration of textiles.

HAPTEX is based on a multi-layer/multi-thread architecture that optimizes the computational speed and integrates three different types of sensory feedback: vision, tactile and haptic.

Such kind of environment is suitable for demanding VR applications such as the online marketing of novel textiles or garments, however it requires the design of a high performance multi-point haptic interface.

The present work focuses on the haptic device design and describes how demanding requirements can be met by integrating on a high performance device a force sensor to achieve closed loop control.

The methodology for the dimensioning of a motion based explicit force control on the basis of the dynamic parameters will be discussed and the specific implementation for the HAPTEX system presented.

Keywords

Haptic interfaces Textile modeling Visual/tactile integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bergamasco
    • 1
  • F. Salsedo
    • 1
  • M. Fontana
    • 1
  • F. Tarri
    • 1
  • C.A. Avizzano
    • 1
  • A. Frisoli
    • 1
  • E. Ruffaldi
    • 1
  • S. Marcheschi
    • 1
  1. 1.PERCROScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPontederaItaly

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