World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
Ozkan Celik , Rice University, USA
Marcia K. O'Malley , Rice University, USA
R. Brent Gillespie , University of Michigan, USA
Patricia A. Shewokis , Drexel University, USA
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal , University of Maryland, USA
Recent literature suggests that inducing proprioceptive movement illusions with predefined movement trajectories via tendon vibration requires use of multiple vibrators and precisely controlled frequency profiles. In this study, we report the design, modeling and control of a compact, low-cost tendon vibrator and illustrate its capability of accurately following time-varying frequency profiles. During the demonstration, participants will test the vibrator to experience illusory elbow flexion.
P. A. Shewokis, R. Brent Gillespie, M. K. O'Malley, J. L. Contreras-Vidal and O. Celik, "Compact and low-cost tendon vibrator for inducing proprioceptive illusions," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 623-624.