Research Papers

The Role of Haptic Technology in the Development of Aesthetic Driven Products

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 8(4), 041006 (Nov 06, 2008) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2988383 History: Received September 04, 2007; Revised July 16, 2008; Published November 06, 2008

This paper presents a haptic system the authors have developed for shape exploration in the field of industrial design. The system consists of a novel haptic-based digital technology, allowing designers to add the tactile experience to the visual one. The haptic interface developed allows designers to see and haptically feel through free hand motions an object surface during its creation and evolution. The system closes the loop of shape modification and its subsequent evaluation: It is possible to evaluate the “what if” related to a new product shape, applying the modification and comparing the solutions more and more times, and generate and maintain different versions. That improves the level of interaction of designers with the digital models, exploits their skills, and shortens the product development life cycle.

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Product development process: product modeling, evaluation, and modification

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Figure 2

Overview of the haptic technology mapped according to rendering dimensions and application level interaction

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Overview of the haptic technology mapped according to rendering dimensions and application level

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Designer checking the quality of a surface using his hands and finishing the surface of the object using the sandpaper (courtesy of Alessi)

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T’nD workstation equipped with the haptic tool for shape exploration and modification

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(a) Surface curvature rendering and (b) DOF representation of the surface curvature interface

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View of the sanding tool device structure

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Components of the sanding tool

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View of the sanding tool device

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Figure 10

Sanding tool device deforms according to the surface curvature

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Screenshot showing the curvature of the patch adapting to the local curvature of the surface under exploration

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Reflection lines applied to the surface during the haptic exploration

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Surface inflated using the inflating operator

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Conceptual view of the haptic system for virtual shape evaluation

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Operational principles of the DVHDS system

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Integration of the haptic and visualization system




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