Grabity: A Wearable Haptic Interface for Simulating Weight and Grasping in Virtual Reality

@article{Choi2017GrabityAW,
  title={Grabity: A Wearable Haptic Interface for Simulating Weight and Grasping in Virtual Reality},
  author={Inrak Choi and Heather Culbertson and Mark Roman Miller and Alex Olwal and Sean Follmer},
  journal={Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology},
  year={2017}
}
Ungrounded haptic devices for virtual reality (VR) applications lack the ability to convincingly render the sensations of a grasped virtual object's rigidity and weight. We present Grabity, a wearable haptic device designed to simulate kinesthetic pad opposition grip forces and weight for grasping virtual objects in VR. The device is mounted on the index finger and thumb and enables precision grasps with a wide range of motion. A unidirectional brake creates rigid grasping force feedback. Two… 
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