This article develops a new human-machine perception interface method to convert visual patterns to accurate eddy-current stimulation using an electromagnet (EM) array. The eddy-current stimulation is formulated as a feedforward controller design. In this paper, a state-space model for the eddy-current stimulation is derived for design and analysis of the controller. Unlike traditional methods where the distributed parameter systems are often modeled using partial differential equations and solved numerically using numerical methods such as finite element analysis, the model presented here offers closed-form solutions in state-space representation. The novel approach enables the applications of the well-established control theory for analyzing the system controllability. The feasibility and accuracy of the feedforward control method are numerically illustrated and validated by generating the stimulation with two types of patterns, which provides an essential base for future research of human-machine perception interface.

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