%0 Journal Article
	%A Kasun Karunanayaka and  Sanath Siriwardana and  Chamari Edirisinghe and  Ryohei Nakatsu and  PonnampalamGopalakrishnakone
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 72, 2012
	%T Magnetic Field Based Near Surface Haptic and Pointing Interface
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6828
	%V 72
	%X In this paper, we are presenting a new type of pointing interface for computers which provides mouse functionalities with near surface haptic feedback. Further, it can be configured as a haptic display where users may feel the basic geometrical shapes in the GUI by moving the finger on top of the device surface. These functionalities are achieved by tracking three dimensional positions of the neodymium magnet using Hall Effect sensors grid and generating like polarity haptic feedback using an electromagnet array. This interface brings the haptic sensations to the 3D space where previously it is felt only on top of the buttons of the haptic mouse implementations.

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