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Haptic displays: how can we feel virtual environments?
Author(s): Rolf Ziegler
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Paper Abstract

Since virtual environments (VE) have facilitated new dimensions of human-computer-interaction, many applications have been realized. The drawback of these complex applications is the difficulty to control all interactions only visually. This report describes the interaction with an additional human perceptive channel: the haptic perceptive channel. Haptic means the kinesthetic sense of force and the tactile sense. With haptic displays, or haptic devices, a user perceives computer-simulated forces or tactile stimulation. Important aspects of human haptic perception based upon experiments are described. Furthermore, haptic displays, developed in research labs, and their applications are illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266355
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Rolf Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2949:
Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies
Jan Bares; Christopher T. Bartlett; Paul A. Delabastita; Jose Luis Encarnacao; Nelson V. Tabiryan; Panos E. Trahanias; Arthur Robert Weeks, Editor(s)

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