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Haptipedia: Exploring Haptic Device Design Through Interactive Visualizations




How many haptic devices have been proposed in the last 30 years? How can we leverage this rich source of design knowledge to inspire future innovations? Our goal is to make historical haptic invention accessible through interactive visualization of a comprehensive library – a Haptipedia – of devices that have been annotated with designer-relevant metadata. In this demonstration, participants can explore Haptipedia’s growing library of grounded force feedback devices through several prototype visualizations, interact with 3D simulations of the device mechanisms and movements, and tell us about the attributes and devices that could make Haptipedia a useful resource for the haptic design community.

Author(s): Hasti Seifi and Farimah Fazlollahi and Gunhyuk Park and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker and Karon E. MacLean
Year: 2018
Month: June

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Research Project(s): Haptipedia
Bibtex Type: Miscellaneous (misc)
Paper Type: Demonstration

Address: Pisa, Italy
How Published: Hands-on demonstration presented at EuroHaptics
State: Published


  title = {Haptipedia: Exploring Haptic Device Design Through Interactive Visualizations},
  author = {Seifi, Hasti and Fazlollahi, Farimah and Park, Gunhyuk and Kuchenbecker, Katherine J. and MacLean, Karon E.},
  howpublished = {Hands-on demonstration presented at EuroHaptics},
  address = {Pisa, Italy},
  month = jun,
  year = {2018},
  month_numeric = {6}