Motor Skill Training Assistance Using Haptic Attributes

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Motor Skill Training Assistance Using Haptic Attributes
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 will provide 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.
Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Thenkurussi Kesava
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Updated 24 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Thenkurussi Kesavadas
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