3D Haptic modeling system using ungrounded pen-shaped kinesthetic display

Sho Kamuro, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

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We propose a three-dimensional (3D) haptic modeling system that enables a user to create 3D models as though he/she is drawing pictures in mid-air and touch the created models. In the proposed system, we use our ungrounded pen-shaped kinesthetic display as the interface. The kinesthetic display device can generate kinesthetic sensations on the user's fingers. Because our system does not use mechanical linkages, the user can freely move his/her hand and feel the sensation of touching virtual objects. In the proposed system, the user can easily and intuitively create various 3D shapes by drawing closed curves in air using the device. The created shapes are generated in a physics-based simulation environment and are displayed as 3D images. Therefore, the user can touch and see the drawn shapes as though they exist in reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVR 2011 - IEEE Virtual Reality 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 25
Event18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2011 Mar 192011 Mar 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2011


  • 3D modeling
  • Haptic interface
  • kinesthetic display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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