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Design and Analysis of Smart Haptic Technology Design

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Abstract: Haptics is a term that was derived from the Greek verb “haptesthai” meaning “of or relating to the sense of touch.” It refers to the science of manual sensing and manipulation of surrounding objects and environments through the sense of touch. The “touching” of objects and environment could be made by humans, machines, or a combination of both; and the objects and environments can be real, virtual, or a combination of both. Computer Science finds a wide range of applications in a variety of fields. In this modern world, the use of different human senses is becoming more and more common and the sense of touch is of no exception. In this paper, we have given an overview of haptic technology, which is entirely related to the sense of touch. Touch is a unique human sensory modality that enables a bidirectional flow of energy and information between the real, or virtual, environment and the end user. This is referred to as active touch. For instance, to sense the shape of an object such as a cup, we have to grasp and manipulate the physical object and run our fingers across its shape and surfaces to build a mental image of the cup. Furthermore, in a Manipulation task such as pressing a softball or filling a cup, there is a definite division between input and output, but it is often difficult to define.

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