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Haptic glyphs (hlyphs) - structured haptic objects for haptic visualization

Roberts, Jonathan C. and Franklin, Keith M. (2005) Haptic glyphs (hlyphs) - structured haptic objects for haptic visualization. In: Bicchi, Antonio and Bergamasco, Massimo, eds. First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. IEEE, pp. 369-374. ISBN 0-7695-2310-2. (doi:10.1109/WHC.2005.68) (KAR id:14345)

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Haptic devices can be used to visualize information. As well as representing tangible surfaces and forces to enhance virtual training simulators for instance, haptic devices have been used to realize tactile versions of diagrams and visualizations (such as line graphs and bar charts). Such depictions enable blind or partial sighted users to perceive and understand information. However, there are multiple challenges when presenting information tactically: (1) it is difficult to understand a summary of the information, and (2) it is challenging to represent multivariate information through these haptic representations. In this paper we present how hlyphs (haptic versions of the graphical glyph) can be created, describe design guidelines, and detail how they can be used to represent both summaries and multivariate information.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/WHC.2005.68
Additional information: (18-20 March 2005, Pisa, Italy)
Uncontrolled keywords: haptic glyphs, haptic visualization, non-visual visualization
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:25 UTC
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