What is haptic technology?
There have been many scientific advances in the past which have made this world a global village. Thanks to the latest gadgets and apps, people from different countries find it really easy to communicate. Apart from this, the ways in which man and machines communicate with each other have also revolutionized. Now, machines are not only connecting all of us but also give a real life simulations. The advent of 3D technology is a part of this since it helps the audience to connect with the concept being presented on screen. All of this is a part of haptic technology which uses different sensors in order to aid communication between man and machines. Haptic technology also allows the users to control and communicate with different machines through remote controls.
Haptic feedback so you can feel volume, thickness, and even liquid your had through new type of haptic technology
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Uses of haptic technology
Imagine your life if you did not have touch phones. You would have to press different buttons on the screen like in old mobiles and would not be able to use it easily. Haptic technology has made this much easier by allowing us to communicate with phones. It is only due to this virtual technology that mobile phones have become a necessary part of our lives. Other than mobile phones, various types of games like car racing use this technology to allow users be a part of a completely different world. An easy example to understand this phenomenon is that if a car hits a bump, the user would feel the vibration in his chair. This is such a vast technology, it has found its way into many research projects as well. With the help of this technology, scientists are now able to create a virtual reality where previously only visual platform was present for researchers. Before execution, haptic technology allows the designers to go for 3D modeling as well as simulation of the entire system. In this way, any bug could be reported and eliminated before building it, thus reducing the cost as well as time for managing a system.
So the next question which pops up in mind is, which research areas are using this technology to move forward. The answer to this is every field in which some scientific progress is being made. Let’s take the field of medicine. In this field, it has been proposed that remote surgeries could be performed with the help of sensors. Tactical imaging techniques, which use sensors, are amazing in the immediate diagnosis of tumors and cancers. The field of robotics is also looking forward towards many applications of this technology including making a humanoid. Various artists could use this technology to draw a painting or create an art-piece in a virtual world. Thus, this amazing touch technique is already bringing revolutions in many fields and is destined to bring much more in our lives. The most promising is the use of holographs in which a person would physically enter the virtual world without using any gadget. Let us keep our fingers crossed and hope this continues to make our lives better.