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Wii Remote Controller

 

 

Description:

The Wii Remote, also nicknamed "Wiimote", is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console. The main features of the Wii Remote are its motion sensing capability, which allows the user to interact with and manipulate items on screen via movement and pointing, and its expandability through the use of attachments.

 

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ChairIO

 

 

Description:

The ChairIO is a chair based interface to control navigation in 3D environments or to control cursor movement on the desktop. To operate the ChairIO, users sit on the device, based on the Swopper© by aeris, and tilt it by shifting their body weight in any direction or rotate the seat. This physical movement of the seat is mapped to viewpoint/direction movement in the 3D environment. This way of controlling navigation has proven to be highly intuitive for navigation, is good for the back, and is a joy to use.

 

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Phantom

 

 

 

Description:

The SensAble Technologies PHANTOM® product line of haptic devices makes it possible for users to touch and manipulate virtual objects. The PHANTOM® Omni™ model is the most cost-effective haptic device available today. Portable design, compact footprint, and IEEE-1394a FireWire® port interface ensure quick installation and ease-of-use.



Technical Specification:

 

Force feedback workspace ~6.4 W x 4.8 H x 2.8 D in. > 160 W x 120 H x 70 D mm.
Footprint (Physical area device base occupies on desk) 6 5/8 W x 8 D in. ~168 W x 203 D mm.
Weight (device only) 3 lbs. 15 oz.
Range of motion Hand movement pivoting at wrist
Nominal position resolution > 450 dpi. ~ 0.055 mm.
Backdrive friction  
Maximum exertable force at nominal (orthogonal arms)position 0.75 lbf. (3.3 N)
Continuous exertable force (24 hrs.) > 0.2 lbf. (0.88 N)
Stiffness
X axis > 7.3 lbs. / in. (1.26 N / mm.)
Y axis > 13.4 lbs. / in. (2.31 N / mm.)
Z axis > 5.9 lbs. / in. (1.02 N / mm.)
Inertia (apparent mass at tip) ~0.101 lbm. (45 g)
Force feedback x, y, z
Position sensing (Stylus gimbal) x, y, z (digital encoders) [Pitch, roll, yaw (± 5% linearity potentiometers)
Interface IEEE-1394 FireWire® port
Supported platforms Intel-based PCs
OpenHaptics™ toolkit compatibility Yes
Applications Selected Types of Haptic Research, FreeForm® Modeling™ system, ClayTools™ system

 

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CyberGlove

 

 

Description:

A CyberGlove is a glove-like input device for virtual reality environments. It contains sensors attached to each finger for capturing the global position / rotation data of the glove. These movements are then interpreted by the software that accompanies the glove, so any one movement can mean any number of things. Gestures can then be categorized into useful information, such as to recognize Sign Language or other symbolic functions.

 

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Flying Joystick

 

 

  Description:

The Flying Joystick is a special edition of a normal joystick with attached targets for infrared optical tracking. The user can use this joystick in the usual way and additionally the raum position of jostick can be tracked by the Arttrack system.

 

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