Haptics: Prominence and Challenges

  • P. Sagaya AureliaEmail author
Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 6)


Derived from a Greek word meaning “sense of touch”, Haptic is a communication technology which applies tactile sensation for human-computer interaction with computers. Haptic technology, or haptics, is a tangible feedback technology that takes benefit of a user’s sense of touch by applying forces, sensations, or motions to the user. These objects are used to methodically probe human haptic capabilities, which would be complex to achieve without them. This innovative research tool gives an understanding of how touch and its core functions work. The article will provide a detailed insight into the working principles, uniqueness of the technology, its advantages and disadvantages along with some of its devices and notable applications. Future challenges and opportunities in the field will also be addressed.


Haptic Gloves Tactile Actuator Haptic paddles Haptic knobs Novint Falcon Force feedback gaming joysticks SensAble’s Omni Phantom 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CHRIST (Deemed to be University)BangaloreIndia

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