WoodenHaptics: A Starting Kit for Crafting Force-Reflecting Spatial Haptic Devices
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Stanford: ACM Digital Library, 2015, 133-140 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Spatial haptic interfaces have been around for 20 years. Yet, few affordable devices have been produced, and the design space in terms of physical workspace and haptic fidelity of devices that have been produced are limited and discrete. In this paper, an open-source, open-hardware module-based kit is presented that allows an interaction designer with little electro-mechanical experience to manufacture and assemble a fully working spatial haptic interface. It also allows for modification in shape and size as well as tuning of parameters to fit a particular task or application. Results from an evaluation showed that the haptic quality of the WoodenHaptics device was on par with a Phantom Desktop and that a novice could assemble it with guidance in a normal office space. This open source starting kit, uploaded free-to-download online, affords sketching in hardware; it “unsticks” the hardware from being a highly-specialized and esoteric craft to being an accessible and user-friendly technology, while maintaining the feel of high-fidelity haptics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stanford: ACM Digital Library, 2015. 133-140 p.
Guides; do-it-yourself; open-source; open-hardware; spatial haptics; force-feedback; haptic device; hardware sketching; interaction design
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164285DOI: 10.1145/2677199.2680595ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84924057539ISBN: 978-1-4503-3305-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-164285DiVA: diva2:805283
Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction TEI 2015,Stanford University, January 15-19 2015
QC 201504202015-04-152015-04-152016-03-09Bibliographically approved