ET SIG: Haptics
The next step in more intuitive and natural human-computer interfaces
Dean Chang, CTO of Immersion
Haptics is the science of touch. In the real world, we use our sense of touch thousands of times a day, consciously and subconsciously. Everyday tasks that we take for granted like dialing a touch-tone phone, finding first gear in a manual transmission car, or playing a musical instrument like a guitar or a piano all rely heavily on the tactile and kinesthetic cues we get. But in the computing world, we typically are forced to rely on just two senses - sight and hearing. Haptics engages a third sense - touch - to give you a more complete, intuitive experience. Instantly, cell phones become more informative and easier to navigate. Games become more realistic and exciting. Medical simulators become more valuable training tools. Computer aided design becomes more interactive and cost-effective. And automobile dashboards become simultaneously more advanced and more intuitive. These and many more applications of haptics will be discussed.
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
No registration required
More on the Emerging Technology SIG....