Motor skill training assistance using haptic attributes

Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Kesavadas Thenkurussi

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Abstract

In this paper we describe our efforts to develop a new strategy for providing assistance using haptics in a virtual environment when training for a motor skill. Using a record and play strategy, the proposed assistance method provides closest possible replication of expert's skill. We have defined a new paradigm called "haptic attributes" where we relate a unique haptic force profile to every task performed using motor skills. This has been combined with an earlier concept called sympathetic haptic to develop a new paradigm in training complex skill based tasks such as writing, surgery or playing musical instruments. As a demonstration, a virtual environment that can be used for training handwriting was designed and implemented. Position based feedback assistance and training with no assistance were tested against our method in a series of human subject tests. Results prove our method to be superior to training methods tested which use position based or no assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems; World Haptics Conference, WHC 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769523102, 9780769523101
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems - World Haptics Conference, WHC 2005 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Mar 18 2005Mar 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems; World Haptics Conference, WHC 2005

Other

Other1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems - World Haptics Conference, WHC 2005
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPisa
Period3/18/053/20/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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