There are two types of haptic interface with any environment, be it physical, or virtual. One is active haptic exploration, the other is passive haptic exploration. If we are to successfully reproduce these two types in VR, the differences are worth noting.
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A comparison. Two women, both with prosthetic limbs. On the left, a standard prosthetic. On the right, a haptic prosthetic giving touch feedback. Who can complete the task faster, and is there much difference?
An interesting little quote from Mona Lisa Overdrive which provides brain fodder to chew on for the future of haptic (touch) interfaces.
One of the severe problems with haptic input devices (other than the very, very basic type that jack directly into the nervous system) is that the mechanics of hand-held systems only bend or push so far, then they hit engineered limits and the feeling dissipates.
World Review: Active Worlds
AW itself is made up of a collection of worlds, sharing the same graphical base, yet it manages to maintain cohesion as a 'worldlet' of sorts itself.
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In October 2009, iRobot announced that they would be receiving additional funding from the US Robotics Technology Consortium. They plan to use much of this money to add full haptic feedback technology to their heavy-duty robots.
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In one of the strangest attempts at augmented reality, researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have invented a head mounted haptic sensor.
It uses a series of infra-red sensors positioned around the device at interval...
A new, rudimentary haptic system, developed by Haptics researcher Cagatay Basdogan of Ko? University, Istanbul, Turkey, allows climate researchers to physically feel the shifting weather patterns on their maps.
The effect is...
Researchers from the University of Limerick in Ireland have used haptic technology and 3D visualization to create a training tool for surgeons performing spinal injections.
The haptic simulator recreates the skin tension felt...
Woburn-based haptic products maker SensAble Technologies Inc. this week is showcasing new software and hardware medical training offerings based on its technology.
The idea behind its haptic devices, toolkits, and 3-D modelin...
Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital domain thanks to an augmented reality design syst...