If a device can control human hands, the device can be use- ful for HCI and tangible application’s output. To aid the controlling of finger movement, we present PossessedHand, a device with a forearm belt that can teach when and which fingers should be moved.
Please also see the article by New Scientist.
Muscles at different depths in the forearm can be se- lected for simulation by varying the stimulation level. PossessedHand can automatically calibrate the system for individuals. The automatic calibration system estimates rela- tions between each electrode pad, stimulation level and mus- cle movement. Experiments show that PossessedHand can control the motion of 16 joints in the hand.
We also present an application of this device to help a beginner learn how to play musical instruments such as the koto.
We are looking for partners who are interested in PossessedHand applications including:
- Rehabilitation support
- Learning support
(Our papers describe the detailed information about this technology)
- PossessedHand: A Hand Gesture Manipulation System using Electrical Stimuli, Emi Tamaki, Miyaki Takashi and Jun Rekimoto, Augmented Human, 2010[PDF].
- PossessedHand: 電気刺激を用いた人体手形状の直接制御システム, 玉城絵美, 味八木崇, 暦本純一, インタラクション2010論文集, 情報処理学会シンポジウムシリーズVol. 2010, No. 4, pp.231-234, 2010.[PDF]
- PossessedHand: Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli, Emi Tamaki, Takashi Miyaki, Jun Rekimoto, CHI2011, paper, ACM[PDF 25.8MB].