Volflex is a volumetric haptic display. It is composed of a group of air balloons controlled by computer-controlled air cylinders. Each air cylinder is equipped with a pressure sensor that detects force applied by the user. Deformation occurs according with hardness of the virtual clay.

Credits: Iwata et al. 2005


Hiroo Iwata, Hiroaki Yano, and Naoto Ono. 2005. Volflex. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Emerging technologies (SIGGRAPH ’05), Donna Cox (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 31 . DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1187297.1187329

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Virtual Reality Lab, University of Tsukuba

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