Vibrotactile Space Mouse

진동촉각 공간 마우스

  • 박준형 (강원대학교 대학원 전자통신공학과) ;
  • 최예림 (강원대학교 대학원 전자통신공학과) ;
  • 이광형 (강원대학교 대학원 전자통신공학과) ;
  • 백종원 (강원대학교 대학원 전자통신공학과) ;
  • 장태정 (강원대학교 전기전자공학부 전자통신공학)
  • Published : 2008.02.13

Abstract

This paper presents a vibrotactile space mouse which use pin-type vibrotactile display modules and a gyroscope chip. This mouse is a new interface device which is not only an input device as an ordinary space mouse but also a tactile output device. It consists of a space mouse which use gyroscope chip and vibrotactile display modules which have been developed in our own laboratory. Lately, by development of vibrotactile display modules which have small size and consume low power, vibrotactile displays are available in small sized embedded systems such as wireless mouses or mobile devices. Also, development of new sensors like miniature size gyroscope by MEMS technology enables manufacturing of a small space mouse which can be used in the air not in a plane. The vibrotactile space mouse proposed in this paper recognizes motion of a hand using the gyroscope chip and transmits the data to PC through Bluetooth. PC application receives the data and moves pointer. Also, 2 by 3 arrays of pin-type vibrotactile actuators are mounted on the front side of the mouse where fingers of a user's hand contact, and those actuators could be used to represent various information such as gray-scale of an image or Braille patterns for visually impared persons.