Development of Exoskeleton-Type Data Glove for Position/Force Feedback

위치/힘 피드백이 가능한 외골격 구조의 데이터 글로브 개발

  • 김민정 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 김대경 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 박한길 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 김의겸 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 최병준 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 최혁렬 (성균관대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2011.05.26
  • Accepted : 2011.11.10
  • Published : 2011.12.01


In this paper, we present a new exoskeleton-type data glove that can sense the movement of the human finger and reflect the force to the finger. The data glove is designed on the basis of the skeletal structure of the human hand, and the finger module has 1 degree-of-freedom because it includes three four-bar mechanism joints in series and a wire-coupling mechanism. In addition, the transmission ratio of the finger module is maintained at 1:1.4:1 over the entire movement range, and hence, the module can perform both extension and flexion. In addition, to enable adduction/abduction motion of the human hand, a unique MCP joint is designed by using two universal joints. To validate the feasibility of the data glove, master-slave control experiments based on force-position control between the data glove and the robot hand are conducted.


Exoskeleton;Data Glove;Position/Force Feedback;4bar linkage;Tendon


Supported by : 한국산업기술진흥원, 한국과학기술원, 정보통신산업진흥원


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