Haptic granular synthesis: targeting, visualisation and texturing

Crossan, A., Williamson, J. and Murray-Smith, R. (2004) Haptic granular synthesis: targeting, visualisation and texturing. In: Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation, Maynooth, Ireland, 14-16 July 2004, pp. 527-532. ISBN 0769521770 (doi:10.1109/IV.2004.1320195)



Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IV.2004.1320195


This work introduces the idea of haptic rendering using granular synthesis - an established technique for synthesising audio. It describes the technique along with potential application areas, and initial results from an implementation on a PHANToM force feedback device. Three main applications are considered. Firstly, rendering of probabilistic vector fields for presenting ambiguity and context information to the user. Secondly, the possibility of producing textured virtual objects using granular synthesis is discussed. Thirdly, we use the approach to display scatterplot data on haptic devices.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick and Crossan, Dr Andrew and Williamson, Dr John
Authors: Crossan, A., Williamson, J., and Murray-Smith, R.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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