Haptic Displays

Gyroscopic Mobiles

Force feedback. With a new spin.
© Oliver Kalbermatter
Ungrounded force feedback

can be a great way to produce haptic output from mobile phones. This project investigated the use of gyroscopic flywheels, or spinning tops, to do just that. We investigated several application scenarios, including gaming and VR navigation. As haptic displays based on the gyroscopic effect tend to be dependent on user action, these application scenarios appeared to be the most fitting.