- Low inertia
Needed so that it feels like you’re gently holding a surgical instrument
- Low friction
You feel only the haptics simulation, not the hand controller mechanism
- high resolution
The high spatial resolution of the Freedom 6S permits you to model stiff virtual surfaces
- High update rate
Increases the feeling that it is really there. Haptics should be run at 1 kHz and higher update rate
- Low noise
Very low forces can be displayed on the Freedom 6S
- High resolution
Feel even the slightest change in force. (The Freedom 6S uses 16-bit force display)
- Wide dynamic range
Allows you to feel the difference between very soft & really hard surfaces.
- Compact footprint
Sits on your desk, or can be supported on your own stable structure
- Wide translation
The workspace of the Freedom 6S is matched to the workspace of the user’s forearm.
- Left-hand and right-hand versions
The Freedom 6S is designed to allow dual-handed surgical simulation.
- Compatible with standard PCs
The Freedom 6S interfaces with two PCI cards in your computer.
Windows or Linux operation
Freedom 6S is supported on the following platforms -
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32, Vista-64 in 32- and 64-bit mode
- Fedora Core 11 (Linux )
Recommended dual processor computers.
Freedom 6S API Version 2.0.0 of our software has been tested on the
following distributions of Linux:
- Debian (sid, kernel 2.4.27 and kernel 2.6.9, gcc 3.3.4)
- Fedora Core 3 (kernel 2.6.11-1.7_FC3, gcc 3.4.2
- Mandriva 10.1 (kernel 2.6.8, gcc 3.4.1)