“Haptic Video” by Saga, Vlack, Kajimoto and Tachi

  • ©Satoshi Saga, Kevin Vlack, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, and Susumu Tachi

  • ©Satoshi Saga, Kevin Vlack, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, and Susumu Tachi

  • ©Satoshi Saga, Kevin Vlack, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, and Susumu Tachi


Entry Number: 06


    Haptic Video


Project Affiliation:

    The University of Tokyo


    The instruction of professional skills is typically performed with conventional educational materials like video, demonstrating the operations of an expert. There is a multitude of means for knowledge transmission in academic training, but there are relatively few methods to transmit physical skills. Since haptic devices were introduced with the development of VR technology, some instruction systems using force feedback have been proposed. Most systems construct a virtual model of an actual working environment, and present a simulation through computer graphics and a haptic device [Kuroda et al. 2003]. There are also proposed systems that convey skill information to the trainee by recording the movement of the expert, and reproducing it through a haptic device [Yokokohji et al. 1996]. However, instruction is most effective when the haptic sense is proactive. We propose “Haptic Video”, a system that records an expert’s operations and reproduces them dynamically through haptic devices.




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