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

Paneels, Sabrina A., Roberts, Jonathan C., Rodgers, Peter J. (2010) HITPROTO: a Tool for the Rapid Prototyping of Haptic Interactions for Haptic Data Visualization. In: Haptics Symposium. . pp. 182-196. IEEE ISBN 978-1-4244-6820-1. E-ISBN 978-1-4244-6822-5. (doi:10.1109/HAPTIC.2010.5444647) (KAR id:30686)

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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)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/HAPTIC.2010.5444647
Uncontrolled keywords: haptic interfaces; prototypes; data visualization; home computing; testing; computer science; mobile handsets; user interfaces; computer graphics; laboratories
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 05:57 UTC
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