Position Measurement Improvement on a Force Display Device Using Tensed Strings

Yi CAI  Shengjin WANG  Masahiro ISHII  Makoto SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E79-D   No.6   pp.792-798
Publication Date: 1996/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia Computing and Communications)
virtual reality,  position measurement,  precision improvement,  SPIDAR,  

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To develop human interface for virtual environment, we have constructed a tensed strings based interface device called SPIDAR, which allow us to manipulate virtual object directly just like in real space. SPIDAR can both measure the movement of user's finger tip and offer force display. Since proper force feedback comes out of the proper position measurement, in this paper, we will analyze the possible reasons that may cause position measurement error, and propose an algorithm which can revise the error and improve position measurement precision.