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Haptics Rendering and Applications

There has been significant progress in haptic technologies but the incorporation of haptics into virtual environments is still in its infancy. A wide range of the new society's human activities including communication, education, art, entertainment, commerce and science would forever change if we learned how to capture, manipulate and reproduce haptic sensory stimuli that are nearly indistinguishable from reality. For the field to move forward, many commercial and technological barriers need to be overcome. By rendering how objects feel through haptic technology, we communicate information that might reflect a desire to speak a physically- based language that has never been explored before. Due to constant improvement in haptics technology and increasing levels of research into and development of haptics-related algorithms, protocols and devices, there is a belief that haptics technology has a promising future.

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Haptics Rendering and ApplicationsEdited by Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Published: January 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1135

ISBN: 978-953-307-897-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5576-8

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

28414 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

38 Web of Science Citations

48 Dimensions Citations


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1. Haptic Concepts

By Phuong Do, Donald Homa, Ryan Ferguson and Thomas Crawford


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2. Computer Graphic and PHANToM Haptic Displays: Powerful Tools to Understand How Humans Perceive Heaviness

By Satoru Kawai, Paul H. Faust, Jr. and Christine L. MacKenzie


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3. On the Integration of Tactile and Force Feedback

By Marco Fontana, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Fabio Salasedo and Massimo Bergamasco


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4. Spatial Biases and the Haptic Experience of Surface Orientation

By Frank H. Durgin and Zhi Li


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5. Abstract Feelings Emerging from Haptic Stimulation

By Kohske Takahashi, Hideo Mitsuhashi, Kazuhito Murata, Shin Norieda and KatsumiWatanabe


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6. Effective Haptic Rendering Method for Complex Interactions

By Josune Hernantes, Iñaki Díaz, Diego Borro and Jorge Juan Gil


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7. Sensorized Tools for Haptic Force Feedback in Computer Assisted Surgery

By Arne Sieber, Keith Houston, Christian Woegerer, Peter Enoksson, Arianna Menciassi and Paolo Dario


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8. Haptic Device System for Upper Limb and Cognitive Rehabilitation – Application for Development Disorder Children

By Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Yuko Ito, Kaoru Inoue, Yumi Ikeda, Tasuku Miyoshi, Takafumi Terada, Ho kyoo Lee and Takashi Komeda


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9. Development of a Detailed Human Spine Model with Haptic Interface

By Kim Tho Huynh, Ian Gibson and Zhan Gao


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10. Training Motor Skills Using Haptic Interfaces

By Otniel Portillo-Rodriguez, Carlo Avizzano, Oscar Sandoval Gonzalez, Adriana Vilchis-Gonzalez, Mariel Davila-Vilchis and Massimo Bergamasco


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11. The Role of Haptics in Games

By Mauricio Orozco, Juan Silva, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and Emil Petriu


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