Design and Analysis of a Novel Virtual Walking Machine

  title={Design and Analysis of a Novel Virtual Walking Machine},
  author={Jungwon Yoon and Jeha Ryu and Grigore C. Burdea},
This paper proposes a new locomotion haptic interface, the Virtual Walking Machine (VWM) that can simulate human walking more naturally. The VWM allows walking in a virtual environment with uneven terrain, which can improve immersiveness significantly. The proposed system is composed mainly of: (i) a fifteen degree-offreedom hybrid parallel mechanism that allows relative rotation between toe and heel, omni-directional rotation, and natural walking distance, (ii) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM… CONTINUE READING

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