So What are Haptic Technologies? Haptic technology is a technology that senses touch to allow the user to control the technology/device. Some uses include controlling virtual objects, and enhancing remote control machines. In computer games joysticks and steering wheels are examples of haptic technologies used to control virtual objects. Companies such as LG and Motorola are companies that use haptic technologies in their phones
Current applications for haptic technologies Computer games Personal computers Teleoperators and simulators Mobile technologies Virtual reality Robotics Arts and design
Phantom OMNI This device is called the Phantom OMNI made by Sensable. It allows the user to control/manipulate and touch virtual objects.
Omega.7 The following device is called the Omega.7. It is a versatile haptic device that enables instinctive interaction with complex haptic applications. It is currently used in the aerospace and medical industries.
HapticTelexistence glove The hapticTelexistence glove is to be able to simulate the feeling of touching virtual objects and allow you to touch them For example touching a fabric would actually give the feeling of a fabric or shaking someone’s hand from another country.