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Enhancement of Virtual Interaction Devices Using Pseudo Force Sensation
A new interactive technique based on visual-haptic synesthesia, including a set of haptically enhanced virtual interaction devices, to display pseudo-haptic information.
Mika Sugimoto
Ochanomizu University
2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-8610 JAPAN

Virtual Human That Can Predict Comfort and Pain Level
Conventional virtual humans can only show motion. This sketch presented a virtual human that can sense contact with objects. It can assess chair comfortability, for example.
Yoshinori Maekawa
Osaka Sangyo University
3-1-1, Nakagaito Daito-shi
Osaka 574-8530 JAPAN

On Determining the Haptic Smoothness of Force Shaded Surfaces
Force shading, a haptic counterpart of bump mapping, is effective in smoothing polygonally approximated curved surfaces. How "rough" such force-shaded approximations can be is shown in terms of displacement.
Juli Yamashita
National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology
1-1, Higashi
Tsukuba 305-8566 JAPAN



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