Multimodal Augmentation of Haptic Touch Input

What is the IEE World Haptics Conference ?

The IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) is the premier international conference covering various aspects of haptics feedback design, including the scientific findings, technological developments, and applications. World Haptics Conference is a joint gathering of IEEE Haptics Symposium and Eurohaptics Conference which takes place in alternate years and rotates among North America, Europe and Asia. The conference is a vibrant environment for sharing the most up-to-date research advancements in the field of haptics, leading to new collaborations, fruitful scientific discussions, engagement of young researchers, and charting the future role of haptic technology in enhancing human life.

Summary of the Multimodal Augmentation of Haptic Touch Input workshop

The question of introducing more multimodal haptic feedback into consumer products is becoming crucial today, with the advent of a society increasingly focused on digital solutions. Nowadays, devices are now accessible to more people and we find haptics in iphone and android. Still remains a segment of the population that is excluded from these digital developments: elderly individuals who struggle to use touch screens, and visually-or auditory- impaired individuals. Most of the studies on tactile-visual and tactile-auditory integration have been achieved in passive conditions. In conditions where the sensory inputs are not generated by active finger interactions with the environment. But recent advances in haptic surfaces offer now the possibility to study the cross-modal interaction with regard to body engagement, thus offering new perspectives for integrating multimodal haptic feedback design.

The goal of this workshop is to present the state of the art in the field of multimodal touch devices, through a series of talk by experts. The covered topics are tied to Neuroscience, Psychophysics, Human Computer Interaction and Engineering.

About Interhaptics

Interhaptics is a software company specialized in haptics. Interhaptics provides hand interactions and haptic feedback design development and deployment tools for virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), mobile such as haptics iphone and android, augmented reality (AR), and console applications. Interhaptics’ mission is to enable the growth of a scalable haptics ecosystem. Interhaptics strives to deliver top-notch development tools for the VR/MR/AR, mobile, and console developer community, and the interoperability of haptics-enabled content across any haptics-enabled platform.