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Haptic Displays in Biomechanics

Haptic displays are used to generate virtual haptic impressions. Some applications in medical education already benefit from this technique, as kinaesthetic feedback makes virtual medical scenarios more realistic. To improve education in orthopaedics, the Munich Knee Joint Simulator (MKS) is being developed. The idea is to combine lifelike phantoms with sensor equipped robots to generate a realistic force feedback by using the technique of haptic devices. Additionally there is a graphical and an acoustic display. This talk presents the setup of the 9 DOF haptic display, the used control strategies and the mathematical description of the virtual environment. The use of the haptic display within the MKS is discussed.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Frey
TU München
Mar 17, 2004   14:00

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastrasse 35, 8006 Zurich, Building ETZ, Raum E7
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Prof. Robert Riener
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Biographical Sketch:
Martin Frey was born in Heilbronn (Germany) in 1976. He received the Dipl.-Ing degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in 2000. In 2001 he joined the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering of the Technische Universität München, where he worked on virtual reality in medicine. His research interests are biomechanical analysis and modelling, control and construction of haptic displays and the composition of life like virtual environments for haptic displays.