Encountered-type visual haptic display using MR fluid

Hiroki Ohnari, Satoko Abiko, Teppei Tsujita

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This paper proposes a visual haptic display with an encountered-type haptic interface using MR (Magneto-Rheological) fluid. The proposed system can display arbitrary force by controlling the magnitude of yield stress of MR fluid and provide realistic visualization by displaying computer graphics images on the container of MR fluid directly. An operator can feel resistance force by putting instruments in the MR fluid container and can sense reality by virtue of the visual display on the MR fluid container. This type of system would be useful for surgical simulator since an operator can freely move and easily change the instruments as in real operation. In the demonstration, one of fundamental brain surgery operations, cutting arachnoid trabecular, is considered as an application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design
EditorsShoichi Hasegawa, Masashi Konyo, Ki-Uk Kyung, Takuya Nojima, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789811041563
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016


  • Haptic interface
  • MR fluid
  • Surgical simulator
  • Visual haptic display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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