Thursday, August 9, 2007

Haptic Interfaces Bring the Sense of Touch to VR.

Haptic gloves are hitting the scene again. At SIGGRAPH this year, Haptic Telexistence will be demonstrating its latest sophisticated touch interface and providing a glimpse of the huge potential for haptic interfaces. Being able to convey information through touch is a huge advantage. Equally appealing is the idea of advanced haptic technology allowing users to interact with software through a more intuitive method of physical movement. The gloves would assist the user by creating feelings of pressure or temperature as the user interacts with the software. Touch would seem to be tricky to fake, but if all of the nuances of touch, such as texture, could effectively be simulated, the immersion level of a virtual world would no doubt

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