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haptics

[′hap·tiks]
(computer science)
The study of the use of touch in order to produce computer interfaces that will allow users to interact with digital objects by means of force feedback and tactile feedback.

haptics

(interface)
The science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers.

Haptics Community.

haptics

Dealing with the sense of touch. See haptic interface.
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In addition to CAVELib and VRPN, GHOST SDK is used to control the haptic device.
The haptics team evaluates all control elements inside and outside the vehicle during the development process, from the outside door handles to the ignition lock and from the gearshift and steering-column levers to the electrical switches.
Enabling geologists to feel soil density, stratification, and other properties, while seeing the information in 3D, has inspired significant commitment to haptics by a number of major companies, including Shell Oil.
Gentaz & Hatwell (1996) showed further that the gravitational cues provided by the antigravitational forces developed by the scanning arm-hand system were involved in the haptic oblique effect, because these cues specify the gravity direction as one axis of reference.
Immersion's TouchSense technology provides haptics in mobile phone, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics products from world-class companies.
The report segments tactile haptics technology in four major segments- by haptics effects (whole device haptics effects and localized haptics effect- textural sensation, microfluidics haptics, and surface coverage actuators), by hardware components (actuators- Eccentric Rotating Mass (ERM), Piezoelectric Actuator, Linear Resonant Actuators (LRA), and Electro - Active Polymer Actuators; drivers & controllers, and sensors), by applications, and by regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).
Opera Mediaworks, the worlds highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform, and Immersion Corporation, the leading developer and licensor of haptic technology, today announced a new mobile advertising campaign for Lexus that is enhanced with Immersions TouchSense technology.
Researchers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education have argued that the widespread use of haptic technology in education could provide a hands-on learning experience that is conducive for learning about difficult science concepts (Young et al.
Until recent years, technologies employing haptics were found mostly in niche applications, such as the automotive and aerospace industries where computer simulations help engineers design vehicles and aircraft.
UK Haptics secured pounds 400,000 worth of funding from NorthStar's Proof of Concept fund, the North-East Equity Matching Fund and private investors to bring its product to market.
Increasingly, haptics is being designed into automotive applications as more and more vehicles incorporate high-quality tactile effects for operations such as entertainment, navigation and climate control.