Wind display device for locomotion interface in a virtual environment

  title={Wind display device for locomotion interface in a virtual environment},
  author={Sandip D. Kulkarni and Charles Fisher and Eric R. Pardyjak and Mark A. Minor and John M. Hollerbach},
  journal={World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems},
  • S. Kulkarni, Charles Fisher, J. Hollerbach
  • Published 18 March 2009
  • Engineering
  • World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems
This paper describes development of a wind display system for the TreadPort virtual environment locomotion interface, which is cumulatively known as the TreadPort Active Wind Tunnel (TPAWT). Computational Fluid Dynamic simulations and experiments with a scaled model test-bed of the system has resulted in a combination of passive and active controls capable of controlling wind speed and angle acting on a user in the environment. Development of the full scale TPAWT system is then described, which… 
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