Development of Two-Handed Multi-finger Haptic Interface SPIDAR-10

  • Lanhai LiuEmail author
  • Satoshi Miyake
  • Naoki Maruyama
  • Katsuhito Akahane
  • Makoto Sato
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8619)


This article describes the development of a wire-driven multi-finger haptic interface named SPIDAR-10(Space Interface Device for Artificial Reality), which can render a 3 degree-of-freedom spatial force feedback for human fingers through 4 wires attached to each fingertip. SPIDAR-10 enables users to manipulate virtual objects in a VR world with ten fingers of both hands. With two rotary cylindrical frames, which motors are mounted on, the interference of the wires can be reduced. A method of frame control is also proposed. The experimental results of the performance of the basic SPIDAR system and rotary frame are also given.


Haptic interface Virtual reality SPIDAR Multi-finger device Rotary frame 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lanhai Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Satoshi Miyake
    • 1
  • Naoki Maruyama
    • 1
  • Katsuhito Akahane
    • 1
  • Makoto Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Precision and Intelligence LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyMidori-Ku, YokohamaJapan

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