Title

Virtual Hand Tool with Force Feedback

Abstract

We present a system which simulates working with a hand held machine tool on a piece of soft material. A two degreeof-freedom force reflecting joystick allows the user to feel the reactive forces between the virtual toolbit and material. An experiment to investigate the effects on performance in a high precision task when the standard visual display is augmented by our force display system shows a 4470 (p < 0.01) improvement in accuracy but with time to completion also increased (by 64Yo). Users of the system find force feedback to be useful and feel that the system is a realistic simulation of the real world task

Publication Date

4-28-1994

Journal or Conference Title

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Volume

'94

Pages

83-84

Conference Date

Apr 24 - Apr 28, 1994

Publisher Place

Boston, MA, USA

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1145/259963.260058

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Rights

©1994