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Haptic Technologies

  1. 1. Haptic Technologies<br />The roles they play in our lives...<br />By: Asma Altaf<br />
  2. 2. So what is Haptic Technology?<br />This term means "of or relating to the sense of touch". Haptic technology, or haptics, refers to the technology that connects the user to a computerized system via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user. <br />
  3. 3. Uses of Haptic Technologies<br />Haptic technology is used:<br />Teleoperators and simulators<br />Computer and video games<br />Mobile consumer technologies<br />Medicine<br />Robotics<br />
  4. 4. Teleoperators and Simulators<br />Teleoperators are remote controlled robotic tools. When robotic tool comes in contact with the object of interest, then “force feedbacks” are sent back. This haptic technology is generally used when a scientist wants to<br /> investigate a dangerous substa-<br />nce e.g. Radioactive material. <br /> A robotic tool is sent instead <br /> and a scientist will get feedback<br /> through force.<br />Simulations are commonly used to give a feel of the real event to a person. <br />Haptic simulators are currently used in medical simulators and flight simulators for pilot training (2004).<br />
  5. 5. Computers and Video Games<br />Arcade games, on computers, use haptic technology to enhance the users experience.  ”In 1976, Sega's motorbike game Moto-Cross, also known as Fonz, was the first game to use haptic feedback, which caused the handlebars to <br /> vibrate during a collision <br /> with another vehicle.”<br />Video games, such as car <br /> racing games, using peripherals such as joysticks and steering wheels, create motion, give you a virtual simulation of driving a car. This is done through the use of haptic technology.<br />
  6. 6. Mobile Consumer Technologies<br />Haptic feed back (response) is becoming common in mobile phones.<br /> It enables users to feel<br />clicks, vibrations and <br /> other tactile input.<br />Samsung, dubbed the <br />AnycallHaptic, features a large touch-screen display just like the iPhone but provides the user with 22 kinds of touch sensations.<br />
  7. 7. Medicine<br />Haptic technology plays a major role in medicine<br /> Haptic teleoperators are used<br /> by surgeons to carry out<br /> operations with the least<br /> trauma and better outcomes <br /> for the patient.<br />Haptic interfaces allow surgeons and doctors t carry out operations to patients in a shorter time and with less fatigue. This allows surgeons to increase the number of surgeries carried out every day.<br />
  8. 8. Robotics<br /><ul><li>In a telerobotic system, a human operator controls the movements of a robot that is located some distance away.
  9. 9. Some teleoperated robots are limited to very simple tasks, such as aiming a camera</li></ul> and sending back visual images. <br /><ul><li>In a more sophisticated form </li></ul> of teleportation known as tele-<br /> presence, the human operator has a sense of being located in the robot's environment. Haptics now makes it possible to include touch cues in addition to audio and visual cues in telepresence models. <br />
  10. 10. Thank You for Watching... <br />