Feel the graphics

What if the touchscreen of your smartphone or tablet could touch you back? What if the touch was as integrated into our ubiquitous technology as sight and sound?

The answer is Haptic technology . Yeah, the scientist is working on a technology that literally give you the feel of a touch thus it is a leap forward in virtual reality.

Let us understand how some of the haptic equipment works :

The PHANTOM interface from SensAble Technologies was one of the first haptic systems to be sold commercially. Its success lies in its simplicity. Instead of trying to display information from many different points, this haptic device simulates touching at a single point of contact. It achieves this through a stylus which is connected to a lamp-like arm. Three small motors give force feedback to the user by exerting pressure on the stylus. So, a user can feel the elasticity of a virtual balloon or the solidity of a brick wall. He or she can also feel the texture, temperature, and weight. The stylus can be customized so that it closely resembles just about any object. For example, it can be fitted with a syringe attachment to simulate what it feels like to pierce skin and muscle when giving a shot.

This a short video of the Omni

Now let’s talk about how you feel the graphics and keys on your smartphone screen.

This is done piezoelectric actuators .

Piezoelectric is a material which produce voltage difference when a pressure applied to it.

For example quartz , this material is present on your analog watches.

 In Greek piezo means pressure

This image depicts how haptic technology performs in your mobile.

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Microsoft research center Asia is performing some methods to indulge this technology in their smartphone .

Applications of Haptic Technology

It’s not difficult to think of ways to apply haptics. Video game makers have been early adopters of passive haptics, which takes advantage of vibrating joysticks, controllers, and steering wheels to reinforce on-screen activity.

Graphical user interfaces, like those that define Windows and Mac operating environments, will also benefit greatly from haptic interactions. Imagine being able to feel graphic buttons and receive force feedback as you depress a button.

Training with haptics is becoming more and more common. For example, medical students can now perfect delicate surgical techniques on the computer, feeling what it’s like to suture blood vessels in an anastomosis or inject BOTOX into the muscle tissue of a virtual face.

A person using haptics to practice a operation and feel exact same force and touch provide in real time.

A person using haptics to practice an operation and feel exact same force and touch provide in real time.

Aircraft mechanics can work with complex parts and service procedures, touching everything that they see on the computer screen And soldiers can prepare for battle in a variety of ways, from learning how to defuse a ­bomb to operating a helicopter, tank or fighter jet in virtual combat scenarios.

Haptic technology is also widely used in teleoperation or telerobotics. In a telerobotic system, a human operator controls the movements of a robot that is located some distance away. Some teleoperated robots are limited to very simple tasks, such as aiming a camera and sending back visual images. In a more sophisticated form of teleoperation known as telepresence, the human operator has a sense of being located in the robot’s environment.

scientist can feel they at mars and feel  the texture of soil.

The scientist can present virtually at mars and feel the texture of  the soil.

Robot can be operated in new and get the feel of actual condition on robot like forces and  also temperature

Robot can be operated in new and get the feel of actual condition on robot like forces and also temperature

This technology is on the way just keep alive and enjoy it.

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!

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THE FUTURE IS EMBEDED IN THE WORD “VIRTUAL”

Hello fellas today we are going to know what is VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING. It is a broad  word but it is the future of designing ,medical,education,military & engineering, so we should know a little bit about it.

virtual prototyping can be used for a designer or a user to interact the product before it is actually created .

I know that my words are not enough to clear the concept of this topic ,but did you see the movie IRON MAN ? ( I KNOW MOST OF YOU DID).  In the movie Mr. Tony stark ( Robert downy Jr. )  used the most advanced  artificial intelligent computer named  “Jarvis” . He always intract with the computer with holographics coming out in front of him in blank space , and he design the  iron man suit with this technology , this design technique is called virtual prototyping.

A scene from movie IRON MAN Here  you can see the virtual design of Iron man Suit.

A scene from movie IRON MAN Here you can see the virtual design of Iron man Suit.

Like shown in the movie the cool gesture is  not available but up-till then we have to use

A console, A 3D wearable glass and A wide screen .

Apparatus of Virtual prototyping .

Apparatus of Virtual prototyping .

APPLICATIONS:

  • Designing  :  This technology is nowadays are used by automobiles like Ford, jaguar and BMW to analyses there car designs more accurately and as well as simulate the driving experience in 3 Dimensions . Here is a video for better understanding:
A engineer analyzing the design of an AUTO -part.

A engineer analyzing the design of an AUTO -part.

Engineers working on design of landing gear in a virtual environment.

Engineers working on design of landing gear in a virtual environment.

  • Medical  :   The use virtual prototyping is very wide in medical. such as  surgeon can practice the operation in a virtual environment before performing the actual operation thus increasing the chances of successful operation.    Also virtual reality software named  biogen demo was created to visualize the process of how the patients health increase when he took new drugs and how these drug reacted with DNA and Brain cells.

Here is a video of University of Minnesota where in  with the  help of virtual prototyping and 3 d printing new organs of human body were develop and shown

  • Military   :  Using virtual Reality soldier can practice as they are on the battlefield make them to use strategies and sharpen their skills as well as new pilots  in navy can be trained without risk of crash by avoiding to fly  real costly jets  thus save fuel and money.
    NASA -State of the art Virtual flight simulator.

    NASA -State of the art Virtual flight simulator.

    Soldier training in virtual simulator.

    Soldier training in virtual simulator.

  • Education :        A new tool named “World2world”  which could be used to interact with intranet and LAN deployed system. It supports collaborative designs and distance learning. For example to teach train drivers and as well as fork lift drivers to teach them in complex ware house environment.

    Students learning about planets by virtual Reality

    Students learning about planets by virtual Reality

  • Real estate:       Virtual real estate is another such example to visualize different properties on a 3 D map where the user can move around the plots and look for desired features .

    A virtual tour  of a  REAL ESTATE

    A virtual tour of a REAL ESTATE

  • Gaming:  It is the most grown industries to use the virtual reality technology . companies like Nvidea , Sony, Nintendo are developing new virtual game console and will be available in market in 2020 for consumers.
    Sony virtual goggles

    Sony virtual goggles

    A  view  of how does it feel to be play a game virtually.

    Inside the virtual gaming environment.

    TREADMILL for Walk Through   in games.

    TREADMILL for Walk Through in games.

So bloggers this is the end.   I hope you learn something from this and if you have any quires and any idea where we can use this technology please tell me in the comment section .

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER.