A Magnetically-Actuated Friction Feedback Mouse

  title={A Magnetically-Actuated Friction Feedback Mouse},
  author={Christian Schneider and Tabish Mustufa and Allison M. Okamura},
We have designed and built a passive haptic display by integrating an electromagnet into an infra-red optical mouse. When the electromagnet is not energized, the mouse acts normally, with the same low friction and only a slight increase in mass. Energizing the electromagnet attracts the mouse towards a ferromagnetic mouse pad, increasing the normal force… CONTINUE READING