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Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia (Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems)

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Publisher Comments:

The term "haptics" refers to the science of sensing and manipulation through touch. Multiple disciplines such as biomechanics, psychophysics, robotics, neuroscience, and software engineering converge to support haptics, and generally, haptic research is done by three communities: the robotics community, the human computer interface community, and the virtual reality community. This book is different from any other book that has looked at haptics. The authors treat haptics as a new medium rather than just a domain within one of the above areas. They describe human haptic perception and interfaces and present fundamentals in haptic rendering and modeling in virtual environments. Diverse software architectures for standalone and networked haptic systems are explained, and the authors demonstrate the vast application spectrum of this emerging technology along with its accompanying trends. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive overview and a practical understanding of haptic technologies. An appreciation of the close relationship between the wide range of disciplines that constitute a haptic system is a key principle towards being able to build successful collaborative haptic environments. Structured as a reference to allow for fast accommodation of the issues concerned, this book is intended for researchers interested in studying touch and force feedback for use in technological multimedia systems in computer science, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines. With its novel approach, it paves the way for exploring research trends and challenges in such fields as interpersonal communication, games, or military applications.

Synopsis:

Treating haptics as a new medium rather than a sub-domain of robotics or virtual reality, this book covers the fundamental principles, explains the software architecture, and shows the applications of this emerging technology along with its attendant trends.

About the Author

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik is University Research Chair and Professor, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Table of Contents

Haptics: General Principles.- Haptics: Haptics Applications.- Human Haptic Perception.- Machine Haptics.- Computer Haptics.- Multimedia Haptics.- Touching the Future: HAVE Challenges and Trends.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642226571
Author:
El Saddik, Abdulmotaleb
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Cha, Jongeun
Author:
Eid, Mohamad
Author:
Orozco, Mauricio
Author:
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
Location:
Berlin, Heidelberg
Subject:
Interactive Media
Subject:
HCI – Human-Computer Interaction
Subject:
Haptics
Subject:
Rendering Systems
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
User Interfaces
Subject:
VR – Virtual Reality
Subject:
multimedia information systems
Subject:
User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
Subject:
Robotics and Automation
Subject:
Computer applications
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Multimedia systems
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2011
Series:
Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
Publication Date:
20110928
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » Robotics
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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