Haptics has been combined with the porn industry, to form the field of teledildonics, in which sex is enacted through a PC with haptic devices at either end able to provide stimulation to the private areas of each party.

Haptic is however, not a full touch replicator. Touch consists of three parts: Pressure, Texture, and Temperature. Haptics are only capable of generating pressure.

There is a related field, Tactile, which replicates pressure and temperature, but it is very immature at the current time.

See also: Haptics, Tactile Sensor, Tactile, Haptic Interface."> VWN Virtual Dictionary: Haptic
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Haptic

Haptic taken literally means the sense of touch. Derived from the Greek "haptien", it is the ability to feel something when it brushes up against you. Haptic is most frequently referred to as touch via the hands. This is because data gloves have captured the public imagination. Whilst such gloves do exist, haptics can be applied to any part of the body, from gloves to bodysuits, vests, and armbands.

Haptics has been combined with the porn industry, to form the field of teledildonics, in which sex is enacted through a PC with haptic devices at either end able to provide stimulation to the private areas of each party.

Haptic is however, not a full touch replicator. Touch consists of three parts: Pressure, Texture, and Temperature. Haptics are only capable of generating pressure.

There is a related field, Tactile, which replicates pressure and temperature, but it is very immature at the current time.

See also: Haptics, Tactile Sensor, Tactile, Haptic Interface.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.



Related Dictionary Entries for Haptic:

2D Haptic Device

3D Haptic Device

Acoustic radiation pressure

Active Haptic Exploration

Actuator

Bladder

Body Suit

Bounding Cylinder

Bounding Ellipsoid

Bounding Sphere

Butler

Computer Interfaced Glove

Control Sensitivity

Cyberdildonics

Dead Finger

Deform on Touch

DoT

Eccentric projection

Exoskeleton

Feedback Channel

First Person Perspective

Force Feedback

Force Sensing Resistor

Force Sensitive Resistor

FSR

Haptic

Haptic Bladder

Haptic Glove

Haptic Immersive Interface

Haptic Perception

Haptics

Hysteresis

Immersive interface

Input Glove

Isolation tank

Kinaesthesis

Kinesthesis

Mechanoreceptor

Multimodal Interaction

No Clipping

Passive Haptic Exploration

Physical Simulation

Simulated Sex

Smart Material

Somatosensory Pathway

Somatosensory System

Stereohaptic

Tactile

Tactile Sensor

Tactition

Teledildonics

Telehaptic

Telehaptic Sex

Telehaptics

Telepistemology

Touch Based Gesture

Touch Sequence

Touch Sequence Navigation

Two Handed Input

VHAR

VHD

VHMR

Vibration Response Imaging

Vibratory Feedback

Virtual Cadaver

Virtual Patient

Visuo Haptic Augmented Reality

Visuo-Haptic Mixed Reality

Volumetric Haptic Display

VRI

White Finger









 

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You Tube of the first haptic, bionic arm versus a non-haptic
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?



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Book Quotes: Assessing Haptic Threshold
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.





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Packbot to gain Haptic Feedback
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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Houseplants as Interface Devices
Disney Research has come up with a truly novel type of interface device a way to turn any house plant into a programmable haptic controller, by taking advantage of the capacitive capability of plants.



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Haptics via Ultrasound
All manner of approaches are being fielded these days to try and create a workable haptic interface, that allows the true feeling of touch to an object that is only virtually there. One of the more esoteric, is the use of sound to shape the pressure fields in the air. Specifically, the use of ultrasound.



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Industry News containing the Term Haptic:

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(23/03/2009)
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...


(19/01/2009)
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...


(06/04/2010)
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...


(24/07/2005)
25-26 March 2006

A part of the larger IEEE Virtual Reality 2006 conference, held at
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Haptic interfaces are devices that allow human-machine interac...


(10/08/2004)
LOS ANGELES ? NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories will demonstrate a new approach to perception technology at the Siggraph 2004 Conference and Expo this week that untethers the virtual-reality experience from gloves and wires.

T...