Design of a haptic device for teaching motion & dynamics

S., Sulaiman and H., Mohd Zaid and N.E., Zainuddin (2007) Design of a haptic device for teaching motion & dynamics. In: 2007 International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, ICIAS 2007, 25 November 2007 through 28 November 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

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The haptic interface or force feedback device improves the quality of human computer interaction by accommodating the sense of touch in a computer simulation. A haptic device enables a two way communication between the user and the host computer. The applications of force feedback device cover a wide area such as in medical training, systems for the visually impaired, engineering research, and creative art-work. The role of haptic feedback varies depending on the applications in question and the devices used. This includes haptic as a teaching tool, and a communication aid. Despite the benefits of haptic feedback, its deployment to support interactions in a virtual environment is still slow. This is due to the high cost of the haptic devices in the market. We address this issue by presenting a conceptual framework in designing and implementing a cost-effective haptic device; building on similar concepts obtained from existing technologies. The device is developed using those gadgets that are mainly available in-house. It is projected that haptic feedback generated from the device could benefit teaching abstract concepts to students. ©2007 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer applications; Engineering research; Flow interactions; Human computer interaction; Interfaces (computer); Teaching; Virtual reality; Abstract concepts; Communication aids; Conceptual frameworks; Force feedbacks; Haptic devices; Haptic feedbacks; High costs; Host computers; Human computers; Medical trainings; Support interactions; Teaching tools; Two ways; Virtual environments; Visually impaired; Wide areas; Haptic interfaces
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Suziah Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 02:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:27

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