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Exoskeletons can provide a more natural haptic interface for physical therapy because they allow contact between the patient and the robot along the entire length of the limb, as a therapist might do.
It is argued that since the contact force computed with Hooke's Law does not involves any dynamics, and since virtual objects based on kinematic primitives cannot convey any dynamic deformation, then, a haptic interface based on Hooke's Law and virtual kinematic primitives are limited to establish a realistic interaction with the operator because the operator is a dynamical system immersed into a dynamical world.
Haptics Educational Applications are an under development research field and some non-commercial applications have been developed for the above haptic interfaces.
Just as a computer mouse provides the ability to point, a haptic interface brings the sense of 3-D Touch to the human/computer interaction.
Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (2nd: 2007: Tsukuba, Japan)
Articles examine such issues as data visualization serving as a new abstraction and an element of the anti-sublime, post-literate practice, unreliable simulation, blogs as literature, virtual reality as a teaching tool, dehumanization and rhetoric, haptic interfaces, and the impact of the "undo" button.
Haptic interfaces allow users to feel various data components that lend themselves to touch or heat sensations.
Example executions and platforms will include tablet devices, gaming consoles, haptic interfaces, virtual prosthetics, adaptive therapies, text-to-speech functionality, and Second Life.
Most recently, the Lab has pioneered new methods for image guided surgery, wired the White House, made haptic interfaces a reality, produced new generations of micro displays, and changed the way NASA explores planets.
The collaboration that started with the new BMW iDrive Controller is continuing with this multi-million dollar opportunity which will help to proliferate the use of haptic interfaces in the automotive industry.
Mimic's mission is to set the standard for simulation and training in medical robotics by continuing to provide needed software, and market leading haptic interfaces.
During her residency in general surgery, she was a research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center and in the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab at Rice University.