David Kirkpatrick

March 5, 2008

Virtual touching, pt. 2

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:51 pm

I did a post on virtual touching and virtual surgery a while back. This KurzweilAI.net link (told you the newsletter was full of good stuff today) covers an improvement in the technology used in the process (Hit this KurzweilAI.net link for a cool video.)

Levitating joystick improves computer feedback
NewScientist.com news service, Mar. 4, 2008Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a computer controller levitated by magnets that provides a more natural feel for physically experiencing virtual objects.The maglev interface gets rid of the mechanical linkages that are a major constrainton most haptic devices and operates in six degrees of freedom.

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