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Publication numberWO2003009069 A8
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2002/022750
Publication date6 May 2004
Filing date16 Jul 2002
Priority date16 Jul 2001
Also published asCN1531670A, CN100415177C, DE60238411D1, EP1417547A1, EP1417547A4, EP1417547B1, US7056123, US7404716, US8007282, US20030068607, US20060099560, US20090009492, WO2003009069A1
Publication numberPCT/2002/22750, PCT/US/2/022750, PCT/US/2/22750, PCT/US/2002/022750, PCT/US/2002/22750, PCT/US2/022750, PCT/US2/22750, PCT/US2002/022750, PCT/US2002/22750, PCT/US2002022750, PCT/US200222750, PCT/US2022750, PCT/US222750, WO 03009069 A8, WO 03009069A8, WO 2003/009069 A8, WO 2003009069 A8, WO 2003009069A8, WO-A8-03009069, WO-A8-2003009069, WO03009069 A8, WO03009069A8, WO2003/009069A8, WO2003009069 A8, WO2003009069A8
InventorsPedro Gregorio, Neil T Olien, David W Bailey, Steven P Vassallo
ApplicantImmersion Corp, Pedro Gregorio, Neil T Olien, David W Bailey, Steven P Vassallo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Interface apparatus with cable-driven force feedback and four grounded actuators
WO 2003009069 A8
Abstract
A system for providing realistic sensation within a simulation system by providing tactile (haptic) feedback to a user. The system includes an engageable practice tool that the user engages and a mechanical simulation apparatus coupled to the practice tool. The mechanical simulation apparatus includes a ground member (46), a mechanical linkage (38) rotatably coupled to the ground member (47), a linear axis member coupled to the practice tool and the mechanical linkage (38), at least four actuators (62, 64, 66, 70) coupled to the ground member, sensors (65, 67, 69) for sensing movement of the actuators, and at least three cables in contact with the at least four (actuators ) (65, 64, 66, 70) and coupled to the mechanical linkage (38). An interface device is coupled to the simulation apparatus and a host computer (20) is coupled to the interface device (14) for implementing an application program. The application program provides signals for the actuators (62, 64, 66, 70) to move the cables (130) and thereby move the mechanical linkage (38).
Classifications
International ClassificationA61B17/00, A61B19/00, G09B9/00, G06Q50/20, G05D3/12, G05B13/04, G09B23/28, G05B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09B23/285, A61B34/76, A61B2034/741, A61B34/71, A61B34/70, A61B2017/00707, G05B2219/40122, G05B2219/45118
European ClassificationA61B19/22
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