• US 20100160041A1
  • Filed: 12/18/2009
  • Published: 06/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a computer configured to run a software program designed to display a graphical simulation on a display, the software program configured to allow a user to generate visual art in the graphical simulation; and

    a user graspable controller configured to be freely moveable in a three dimensional space, the controller comprising a sensor configured to track positional values of the controller in the three dimensional space and transmit a sensor signal representative of the positional values to the computer, and an actuator configured to output a haptic effect to the user upon receiving a control signal from a processor coupled to the controller, the user graspable controller being representative of a writing and painting instrument configured to generate the visual art.

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