Monthly Archive: September 2015

Haptic Technology


Haptic is the science of touch. To explain it in plain language it is the science that enables us to touch a screen and do some operation with the help of vibrations made by our finger. The best example of application of haptic technology is your own smart phone. The kind of response your smart phone gives to your touch is known as the haptic feedback. Tactile sensors are installed in different devices to record the haptic stimulation and the response given to it. There are a wide range of gadgets and electronic appliances that use haptic technology to function. Our smart phone is totally haptic powered. Also tabs and I- pads which are totally operational with the help of touch only are also practical examples of applications of haptic technology. The video games that are enables with sensors let the users’ experience the haptic feedback let the user literally experience the things that are happening on the screen.

Like while playing a war game, the user can feels the gun recoil and many other such things. Haptic is the whole wide world of technology that is created by the power of touch. Earlier when first the technology of haptic was discovered it was used for very specific devices. Some very high tech and specific utility deices were incorporated with haptic technology. Nowadays a very wide range of gadgets are incorporated with haptic technology. Almost all devices can be used by using the power of touch. Many devices in the field of medical science also use the power of haptic technology to operate. Virtual reality is another concept which is associated with the power of haptics. Video games and persona; computers are also some other devices that largely use the power of haptics. New and improved software have been designed to improve the use of this technology.