Hapteo: Sharing visual-haptic experiences from virtual environments

Yongyao Yan, Gregory Ruthenbeck, Karen Reynolds

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    For over two decades, haptics has provided people with new computer interaction styles across a range of applications. However, it is difficult to share haptic experiences and compare haptic rendering algorithms. In this paper, we introduce a new system called Hapteo that enables 'haptic videos' (videos with haptic recordings) to be recorded and replayed without requiring haptic virtual environment software to be deployed. Our system enables users to capture visual-haptic information easily and share it using the Hapteo Player. In order to provide a more realistic and interactive experience, contact surfaces and haptic forces are modeled with radial basis functions, and videos are replayed in a haptic-driven style.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    EventIEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS 2014) -
    Duration: 23 Feb 2014 → …


    ConferenceIEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS 2014)
    Period23/02/14 → …


    • Data-Driven Modeling
    • Haptic Playback
    • Haptic Recording
    • Haptic Video
    • Virtual reality


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