Where are we with Haptic Visualization?

Roberts, Jonathan C. and Panëels, Sabrina (2007) Where are we with Haptic Visualization? In: World Haptics. IEEE Computer Society Press, Tsukuba, Japan pp. 316-321. ISBN 0-7695-2738-8. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2007.126 ) (Full text available)

Download (141kB) Preview
Official URL


There is a growing interest into non-visual forms of data communication, not only driven by the need for accessible representations but also because researchers are realizing the potential of understanding information better or differently through other modalities. Thus, haptic visualization is an immature but exciting area; it represents the abstract realization of information through the use of tactile or force-feedback devices. Through such a realization the user can gain quantitative, qualitative or nominal understanding of some underlying data. This paper presents the growth and development of haptic visualization, shows current trends, and acts as a snapshot of history. In fact, we remember the past based on temporal landmarks: we remember what we were doing when we heard the news of 9/11. Thus it is interesting and useful to look at the subject in the context of key events and seminal work. Moreover, it helps us to not re-invent the wheel: something that is far too common with interdisciplinary work. Thus, we take a holistic approach to the literature and place the research in context of important historic events and seminal work, which shows the reader where we have been, and points towards the future.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 19:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14603 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):