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Haptic Technologies

  1. 1. By Philip Lam Haptic Technologies
  2. 2. What are Haptic Technologies? <ul><li>Haptic technologies refer to technology that allow users to have a sensation of touch by applying forces and vibrations to the user. This type of mechanical stimulation may be used in aid for creation of virtual objects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of Haptic Technologies <ul><li>Virtual Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Design </li></ul>
  4. 4. Virtual Reality and Games <ul><li>Sensations of feelings can be felt during game play. (Includes pain) </li></ul><ul><li>Video game application aid in the training of the army and police so that they are able to cope in high risk situations. </li></ul>U.S. Navy personnel using a Virtual Reality parachute trainer.
  5. 5. Medicine <ul><li>Haptic technology enables Doctors/Surgeons to train under virtual reality simulations which is similar to real life situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for new or inexperienced doctors/surgeons. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Robotics <ul><li>Haptic technologies create robots to be more human like. (ie. They have feelings and emotions) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Art and Design <ul><li>Haptic technologies in the art and design field allows the user to manipulate things by the touch screen method. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving, resizing or rotating objects can be done by a touch on the screen. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reference <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology#Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology#Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology#Arts </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology#Design </li></ul><ul><li>All pictures from google images (except for the one on virtual reality and games page) </li></ul>

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