Paper Title:Haptic Technology

Abstract

The word haptic means "pertaining to the sense of touch" Haptic communication recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. The most sophisticated touch technology is found in industrial, military and medical applications. Training with haptics is becoming more and more common. Haptic technology is also widely used in teleoperation, or telerobotics. Haptic technology is an intuitive way for a human user to interact with a computer or other haptic device, and have that device display information back into the real world. Haptic technology has made it possible to investigate how the human sense of touch works by allowing the creation of carefully controlled haptic virtual objects. It provides the user with 22 kinds of touch sensations. This emerging technology promises to have wide reaching applications as it already has in some fields. These new research tools contribute to our understanding of how touch and its underlying brain functions work. By using haptic devices, the user can not only feed information to the computer but can also receive information from the computer in the form of a felt sensation on some part of the body. This is referred to as a haptic interface. In this field there are two different main technologies which may be primary in the near future Vibrotaction stimulation and Friction modulation techniques. Haptics enables the physically challenged (for e.g.: deaf and blind) to access applications or browse the internet or even play games on mobile devices. In video games, the addition of haptic capabilities is nice to have. It increases the reality of the game and, as a result, the user's satisfaction. But in training and other applications, haptic interfaces are vital of applying touch sensation and control to association with computer applications. Developers in this space are essentially on the ground floor of advanced technology.


Keywords:Haptic, Communication, Technology.