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• What is Haptic Technology?
• History of Haptic Technology
• Current Uses of Haptic Technology
• Future uses of Haptic Technology
• Issues with Haptic Technology
What is Haptic Technology?

• The work Haptic, comes from the Greek
  word (haptesthai), which means
  pertaining to the sense of touch
• Haptic Technology is technology that
  involves the use of touch, motions, or
  vibrations.
History of Haptic Technology
• The earliest machines that used haptic interaction with remote
  objects were simple lever-and-cable-actuated tongs placed at the
  end of a pole. By Squeezing the Grip a worker could control the
  tongs and grip objects.
• Eventually, scientists developed designs that replaced mechanical
  connections with motors and electronic signals. This made it
  possible to communicate even subtle hand actions to a remote
  manipulator more efficiently than ever before.
• The next advancement came with computers and
  3-D images which allowed for sound and sight but not yet touch.
History of Haptic Technology cont.
• In 1993, the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts
   Institute of Technology (MIT) constructed a device that delivered
   haptic stimulation, Which made it possible to touch and feel a
   computer generated object.
Current uses of Haptic Technology

• Most commonly used in video games /
  computer technology
• Touch screen monitors/ phones/ Ipods
• Training simulations
• Medical equipment
• Robotics
Products that use Haptic Technology
Future of Haptic Technology
• Continuous evolution of touch screen technology
• Robotics
• Medical equipment allowing doctors to perform
  operations from various locations
Issues with Haptic Technology

• Hard to implement touch and feeling to
  virtual world
• Still a developing technology
• Hard to repair
• Product malfunctions could be a problem
Sources

• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_techno
  logy
• http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gad
  gets/other-gadgets/haptic-
  technology5.htm
• http://www.artificialmuscle.com/
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