Omni-directional treadmill system

Zheng Wang, K. Bauernfeind, Thomas Sugar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Our problem definition for a locomotion haptic treadmill is a device that allows a user to walk normally in place in any direction by insuring that the reaction force that is felt remains consistent in all planar directions. A novel omni-directional treadmill is presented in this paper which focuses on modulating the compliance in the plane. Powered offset casters are used as the transmission system to adjust the compliance between the user and the treadmill. The control system is developed using a rapid embedded programming method. A large cloth material or board can be used as the walking surface for the treadmill. A prototype system has been constructed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages367-373
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769518907, 9780769518909
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003

Other

Other11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period3/22/033/23/03

Keywords

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Belts
  • Control systems
  • Haptic interfaces
  • Humans
  • Legged locomotion
  • Prototypes
  • Psychology
  • Rails
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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