Naturlig haptisk kraftåterkoppling från volymdata
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Natural haptic feedback from volumetric density data (English)
As the volumes are entering the world of computer graphics the pure volume visualisation becomes a more important tool in for example research and medical applications. But the advance in haptics --- force feedback from the computer --- is behind. In volume haptics no equal to the proxy method so popular in surface haptics has yet emerged. Some implementations of volume haptics even use surfaces as intermediate representations so that surface haptics can be used.
The intention of this work was to create natural feeling haptic feedback from volumetric density data using pure volume haptics. The haptic algorithm would be implemented in Reachin API for the Reachin Desktop Display, together with other parts to build up a usable volume visualisation environment.
To achieve the feeling of stiffness and friction dependent on tissue type, a proxy based method was developed. In the volume the proxy is constrained by virtual surfaces defined by the local gradient. This algorithm was implemented in a volume haptics node and for visualisation a volume renderer node was implemented. These nodes can be used to setup different volume visualisation environments using VRML.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap , 2001. , 34 p.
Datorteknik, Haptics, Volume rendering, Volume haptics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-894ISRN: LITH-ITN-MT-EX--01/5--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-894DiVA: diva2:23655