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IJBBB 2016 Vol.6(3): 99-104 ISSN: 2010-3638
doi: 10.17706/ijbbb.2016.6.3.99-104

Development of the Haptic Device Using Linear Oscillatory Actuators for the Disabled

Takashi Suzuki, Kazushige Magatani
Abstract—The objective of this study is the development of the device gives direction of power vector for the disabled. The device made up of 4 stack linear oscillatory actuators on each 3-axis (X-axis, Y-axis, Z-axis). These actuators are mounted on the acrylic base plate. This base plate was embedded in the resin sphere with a diameter of 50mm. We can feel the direction of power using this device. Angles intended to display are transform to the spherical polar coordinate in our device. The microprocessor makes PWM signals based on the spherical polar coordinates. These PWM signals drive 12 actuators. In the future, it will be possible to guide the visually-impaired in arbitrary direction and to feedback the haptic sense of EMG prosthetic hand.

Index Terms—Linear oscillatory actuators, haptic device, EMG.

Takashi Suzuki is with Electrical and Electronic System, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan (email: legotajp@gmail.com).
Kazushige Magatani is with Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan.

Cite: Takashi Suzuki, Kazushige Magatani, "Development of the Haptic Device Using Linear Oscillatory Actuators for the Disabled," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 99-104, 2016.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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