Multiple degree of freedom damped hand controls

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PATENT NO 5107080
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07444540

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Hand control devices are disclosed which provide for damping of vibrations and other unintended motion with three or more degrees of freedom. In one embodiment, a four degree of freedom damped hand control is illustrated, including a chamber filled with a viscous fluid, and a transmission which couples movement of a handle in the X, Y and Z directions and rotation in a .theta. direction about one of the axes to movements of one or more drag elements in the fluid. The hand control further includes a position-sensing and a rotation-sensing assembly for sensing the position of the handle relative to a reference frame and for generating electrical signals indicative of the position and angle.

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYCAMBRIDGE, MA3306

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Rosen, Michael J Arlington, MA 12 412

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