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haptic interface

[‚hap·tik ′in·tər‚fās]
(computer science)
A device that allows a user to interact with a computer by receiving tactile feedback; for example, glove or pen devices that allow users to touch and manipulate three-dimensional virtual objects.
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haptic interface

(interface, hardware)
A touch interface to a computer that provides feedback, such as a data glove.
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haptic interface

Communication with a computer or electronic device via sensory feedback. Examples are touchscreens and trackpads that deliver a slight buzz or vibration when tapped or pressed, simulating the depression of a physical button or keyboard key. Smartwatches, fitness bands and finger rings that vibrate or tap the wrist for notifications are also haptic devices, the most notable of which is the Apple Watch. The word haptic refers to the sense of touch. See touchscreen, haptic hologram and Apple Watch.
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Pao, "Isotropic force control for haptic interfaces," Control Engineering Practice, vol.
(18) Turkseven, M., and Ueda, J., 2011, "Design of an MRI Compatible Haptic Interface," IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pp.
Key words: Haptic Interface, shape, texture, roughness, exploration, control, constrained motion, free motion
Through the use of haptic assist, the human remains in the loop, and so we believe that shared control through a haptic interface incurs minimal loss of obstacle avoidance performance to surprise events in the primary task.
Haptic Interfaces, being developed as commercial devices, include:
Novint Falcon(tm) (Novint Technologies Inc[R], US) [22] is a commercially available, cost-effective robot arm that serves as a haptic interface. By generating forces that exhibit 3 degrees of freedom, Novint Falcon can simulate complex mechanics and produce force sensations that users perceive to be real.
Rho, "Virtual prototyping enhanced by a haptic interface," CIRP Annals--Manufacturing Technology, vol.
One possible application: a haptic interface for the control of everything from the HVAC system to audio, all woven into a seat.
However, as the time delay increased, the virtual mass at the haptic interface also increased, which caused the handle to have a heavier feel.
The key characteristic that distinguishes a haptic interface from passive devices is a bi-directional flow of information.
Depending on the direction of information flow (see Figure 2), a human observer would either regard a haptic interface as a display (for example, Optacon, TactaidVII, Impulse Engine, and PHANTOM) or a controller (computer mouse).
But "touching" a virtual object requires a specialized display system, or "haptic interface," to transmit forces back to your hand or fingers in a way that mimics the sensation of touching real objects.