2010 年 10 巻 1 号 p. 45-53
This paper proposes a new method for presenting force feedback based on virtual reality in human-machine systems, such as knobs, to evaluate the usability of knobs for manipulating devices. If the force feedback is known, a user can detect features such as the mass of the knob, friction of the shaft, and so on. Furthermore, the conditions for designing virtual knobs are utilized evaluation of the usability of knobs based on users' affections. Experimental results indicate that particular relationships exist among some Kansei words. In addition, the effectiveness of Kansei evaluation using the proposed system is confirmed through a comparison of evaluation result of virtual knob and real knob.