HITPROTO: a Tool for the Rapid Prototyping of Haptic Interactions for Haptic Data Visualization

Paneels, Sabrina and Roberts, Jonathan C. and Rodgers, Peter (2010) HITPROTO: a Tool for the Rapid Prototyping of Haptic Interactions for Haptic Data Visualization. In: Haptics Symposium. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The use of haptic devices is becoming widespread, particularly with their growth in the home-games market and on mobile phones. Likewise, the number of haptic devices and APIs is increasing. However, it is still difficult to program and develop haptic applications. Consequently, there is a need to hide the complexity of programming a haptic application or interactions by providing prototyping tools or frameworks. In particular, one growing application area is haptic data visualization (also called haptification): the use of haptic devices to represent and realize information and data. This paper presents a visual prototyping tool for haptic interactions for data visualization. Users can easily and quickly create haptic interactions through a visual programming interface with tunable parameters. This paper also presents a user evaluation aimed at demonstrating that non-programmers can create simple haptic interactions and which also indicates potential improvements to the tool.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 10:49
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30686 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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