Haptics on the direct manipulation & natural input surface – From Nov. 2006

A blast from the past … A re-post of my Nov. 2006 post on the future 3D direct manipulation on interactive surfaces and haptics. http://blog.greenbushlabs.com/?p=159 As you may be aware of my interest in natural input and the direct maipulation of virtual objects in education by my work with the Edusim project (http://edusim3d.com). Natural input is the concept of using natural type of movements to interact with digital devices. Direct manipulation is the concept of moving, creating and manipulating virtual objects with your hands. Another interest of mine is stereographics, making objects on a surface appear to “stick out” by the use of red/blue shading and red/blue glasses. In the future combined with nono-technology the screens could perhaps react with physical textures… but until then, we have haptics. As described here – [tinyurl.com] (at computerworld.com). Haptics is essentially a device…

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