Audio Haptics

Sound and reaction forces generated from a physical model of a virtual object.

Innovation
Co-located acoustic and haptic feedback.

Vision
Potential applications of audio haptics include:
  • Virtual instruments. With audio haptics, users can change the attributes of percussion instruments and create new sounds.
  • Inspection simulator. Users can acquire information about the physical characteristics of an object (density distribution, for example) by hitting it and analyzing the sound. With audio haptics technology, engineers could build simulators for this type of inspection.
Contact
Hiroo Iwata
University of Tsukuba
Institute of Engineering Mechanics and Systems
Tsukuba Japan 305-8573
iwata@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp


Contributors
Hiroaki Yano
Hiromi Igawa
University of Tsukuba



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