Engineering Haptic Devices [electronic resource] : A Beginner's Guide for Engineers / edited by Thorsten A. Kern.

By: Kern, Thorsten A [editor.]Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XXXI, 503 pages with 298 illustrations online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540882480Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Bioinformatics | Control engineering systems | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction | Signal, Image and Speech Processing | Bioinformatics | Control , Robotics, MechatronicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
I Some Basics of Haptics -- Motivation and Application of Haptic Systems -- Terminology -- Biological Basics of Haptic Perception -- Modeling the User -- Internal Structure of Haptic Systems -- II Designing Haptic Systems -- Identification of Requirements -- Control of Haptic Systems -- Kinematic Design -- Actuator Design -- Force Sensor Design -- Application of Positioning Sensors -- Interface Selection -- Software Design -- Final Remarks on the Design of Haptic Systems -- III Appendix -- URLs -- Mechanical Impedances and Admittances for Translatory and Rotatory Systems -- Details about Gyrators and Transformers -- Impedance Values of Grasps.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Tactile perception and haptics are essential for us, as we gain information about structures and surface properties of physical objects by using the sense of touch. Haptics also enables us to manipulate the physical world. The emphasis of this book is put on technologies for artificially deceiving our haptic perception. First, examples and a definition of haptics from a physiological point of view are given. Thereby, one focus is on cases of loss of haptics in everyday professional routine, in order to emphasize the impact of haptics. Then, an overview of products with extraordinary haptic properties leads to a more precise terminology. In the second part of the book, concrete technical aspects of haptic manipulation and manipulators are considered beginning with higher-level subjects like control and kinematics and proceeding with a detailed discussion of actuators and sensors and the interfaces to and from the mechanical environment. In the final chapter fundamental software engineering is introduced, including haptic interaction in virtual reality simulations. "Engineering Haptic Devices" is intended to be a reference book for technologies of haptic relevance as well as a textbook on methods of haptic engineering and applications.It is addressed to students and professionals of engineering disciplines or natural sciences.
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I Some Basics of Haptics -- Motivation and Application of Haptic Systems -- Terminology -- Biological Basics of Haptic Perception -- Modeling the User -- Internal Structure of Haptic Systems -- II Designing Haptic Systems -- Identification of Requirements -- Control of Haptic Systems -- Kinematic Design -- Actuator Design -- Force Sensor Design -- Application of Positioning Sensors -- Interface Selection -- Software Design -- Final Remarks on the Design of Haptic Systems -- III Appendix -- URLs -- Mechanical Impedances and Admittances for Translatory and Rotatory Systems -- Details about Gyrators and Transformers -- Impedance Values of Grasps.

Tactile perception and haptics are essential for us, as we gain information about structures and surface properties of physical objects by using the sense of touch. Haptics also enables us to manipulate the physical world. The emphasis of this book is put on technologies for artificially deceiving our haptic perception. First, examples and a definition of haptics from a physiological point of view are given. Thereby, one focus is on cases of loss of haptics in everyday professional routine, in order to emphasize the impact of haptics. Then, an overview of products with extraordinary haptic properties leads to a more precise terminology. In the second part of the book, concrete technical aspects of haptic manipulation and manipulators are considered beginning with higher-level subjects like control and kinematics and proceeding with a detailed discussion of actuators and sensors and the interfaces to and from the mechanical environment. In the final chapter fundamental software engineering is introduced, including haptic interaction in virtual reality simulations. "Engineering Haptic Devices" is intended to be a reference book for technologies of haptic relevance as well as a textbook on methods of haptic engineering and applications.It is addressed to students and professionals of engineering disciplines or natural sciences.

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