Haptic technology

Arnoud van den Heuvel
August 21st 2007


Haptic technology refers to technology which interfaces the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user (Just think of the Wii).

At the SIGGRAPH 2007 computer conference in San Diego, California US, some examples of this technology were presented. Watch this short presentation video.

Some objects created using Phantom Desktop:

made by virtual desktop

Via: technology.newscientist.com | also check: the SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers video, Softimage and Power Cursor.

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Posted 24/08/2007 – 00:01

It's a mouse! ;) It's called the "Phantom Desktop". At http://www.sensable.com/ you can read all about it. In short it can be used to sense the virtual object through haptic feedback and model it.

Posted 23/08/2007 – 19:21

What kind of device is the device depicted above!

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