Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Faculty Advisor

Lindeman, Robert W.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design a new handheld controller based on research regarding previous designs using current and new technology. Specifications were drafted to provide guidelines that included the functionality of the controller, the specific components needed to provide that functionality as well as how it should communicate with a personal computer. Navigation, object manipulation, a modal design, and USB communication were the center of the specifications and design. To aid in the implementation of the controller, a virtual environment was created to test the controller's functionality. Future work includes the expansion of user testing to measure its use, expanded functionality of the environment, and a casing to house the current prototype state of the controller.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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