Systems and methods for delivering a plurality of haptic effects

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Colleges, School and Institutes


A haptic device including a magnet, a rigid and conductive material arranged with respect to the magnet so as to create a gap between the magnet and the rigid and conductive material is disclosed. The haptic device is configured such that a magnetic field is generated in the gap by the magnet. The haptic device also includes a plurality of coils each connected to a respective one of a plurality of protruding elements where each of the plurality of coils are configured to be positioned within the gap. Each of the plurality of protruding elements are configured to produce a respective contact with an object when the respective coil is energized. In some embodiments, the object is a hand of a user.


Original languageEnglish
Patent number16714212
IPC16/714,212, 2021
Priority date12/01/20
Filing date13/12/19
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021