A Spring Model for Whole-Hand Virtual Grasping

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A Spring Model for Whole-Hand Virtual Grasping
We present a physically-based approach to grasping and manipulation of virtual objects that produces visually realistic results, addresses the problem of visual interpenetration of hand and object models, and performs force rendering for forcefeedback gloves, in a single framework. Our approach couples a simulationcontrolled articulated hand model to tracked hand configuration using a system of linear and torsional virtual spring-dampers. We discuss an implementation of our approach that uses a widely available simulation tool for collision detection and response. We pictorially illustrate the resulting behavior of the virtual hand model and of grasped objects, discuss user behavior and difficulties encountered, and show that the simulation rate is sufficient for control of current force-feedback glove designs. We also present a prototype system for natural whole-hand interactions in a desktop-sized workspace.
Christoph W. Borst, Arun P. Indugula
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Authors Christoph W. Borst, Arun P. Indugula
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