InGen is a self-powered wireless rotary input device capable of generating haptic or force feedback without the need for any external power source. Our approach uses a modified servomotor to perform three functions: (1) generating power for wireless communication and embedded electronics, (2) sensing the direction and speed of rotation, and (3) providing force feedback during rotation. While InGen is rotating, the device is capable of providing the sensation of detents or bumps, changes in stiffness, and stiff stops entirely through power that is harvested during interaction. To the best of our knowledge, InGen is the first self-powered device, which also provides haptic feedback during operation.
Badshah, A., Gupta, S., Cohn, G., Villar, N., Hodges, S., Patel, S.N. Interactive Generator: A Self-Powered Haptic Feedback Device. In the Proceedings of CHI 2011 (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada), ACM, New York, 2011, pp. 2051-2054. Best Note Award [Acceptance Rate: 26% (400/1540)] [pdf]
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