Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
Charles Fisher , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
Eric Pardyjak , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
Mark Minor , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
John Hollerbach , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
This paper describes development of a wind display system for the TreadPort virtual environment locomotion interface, which is cumulatively known as the TreadPort Active Wind Tunnel (TPAWT). Computational Fluid Dynamic simulations and experiments with a scaled model test-bed of the system has resulted in a combination of passive and active controls capable of controlling wind speed and angle acting on a user in the environment. Development of the full scale TPAWT system is then described, which requires consideration of system geometry, integration, packaging, wind loads, and instrumentation.
Charles Fisher, Eric Pardyjak, Mark Minor, John Hollerbach, "Wind display device for locomotion interface in a virtual environment", WHC, 2009, World Haptics Conference, World Haptics Conference 2009, pp. 184-189, doi:10.1109/WHC.2009.4810855