Haptic Device that works with Geomagic Freeform & Freeform Plus
3D Systems haptic devices provide true three-dimensional navigation and force feedback, integrating a sense of touch into Geomagic Freeform & Geomagic Freeform Plus 3D modeling systems as well as for research and commercial applications.
When haptics are used in the Geomagic design and virtual sculpting environments, designers can interact and feel the shape of the 3D data almost as if they were designing in physical clay. This enables far more intuitive 3D design with interactive clay sculpting tools that perform just like the real world.
These patented Geomagic haptic devices ingeniously use motors to create forces that push back on the designer’s hand to simulate touch when the cursor interacts with the 3D model in virtual space.
Geomagic haptic devices are used in a broad range of applications, as well as cutting-edge R&D projects, in which intuitive, realistic interaction with the digital world is desired. On several models, the device’s end effectors can be customized to simulate a variety of tools. OEM applications include medical simulations and training exercises in which the stylus emulates the physical sensations – like probing, puncturing, drilling or cutting – of using a syringe, scalpel, arthroscope or another medical instrument.