Haptic Technology- Interaction with Virtuality

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Akshaya Hegde, Prof. Shreya Bhamare, "Haptic Technology- Interaction with Virtuality", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 174, pp. 1-6, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


Our daily routine activities revolves on our sense of "touch" or "feel". And a technology that helps in experiencing this sense through a device is called "haptic technology". Haptic tries to evaluate the sensation of touch through various mechanisms. Haptic devices make virtual objects seam real when they are touched. Haptic technology uses force, motions and vibrations to the user to initiate interaction between virtual environment and user. With this technology we can now touch the objects that is only in the mind of a computer system but does not exist in reality. Users can receive feedbacks in the form of felt sensations in the hand or other parts of the body from computer applications using various input and output devices. The idea of haptic technology evolved from virtual reality. Haptic is a technology that is evolving day-by-day. As the demand for virtual reality is being intensified the haptic technology will also intensify. In this paper we will study the idea and evolution of haptic technology, haptic devices and their applications. Finally we will conclude with the future of haptic in our daily life.


feedback,haptic, interaction , touch, virtual


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