MULTA is a control system in which the entire hand is used. In addition to the buttons for thumb and individual fingers, the flexible surface between the handles provides an extension for new control and movement functions. The surface can be twisted and bent in all directions. MULTA is complemented by a flexible display which can be individually recorded.

BENDING OUTWARDS

BENDING INWARDS

TWIST FORWARD

TWIST BACKWARDS

GAMING

The screen could serve as a supplement monitor next to the additional control functions it already has, on which maps or a menu can be illustrated.

PHYSIOTHERAPY | ORTHOPEDICS | MOTOR SKILLS

With this application MULTA can be used with a program that could train or relearn the movements in the hand area.

Visual instructions with backlit buttons, auditory or tactile commands support the entire system. The buttons are equipped with a resistance that can provide the user with a counter-pressure, and the sense of touch is tested by vibration.

CONTROL SYSTEM

Used for a construction crane MULTA offers the possibility to transfer a camera screen to the display. In this case better crane guidance would be possible with MULTA.

The flexible displays can be rolled up easily and stored safely. All controls can be supplemented with hand straps so that MULTA does not always have to be held and the fingers are relieved.

DAVID VON BALLMOOS

 

davobal@bluewin.ch