Evaluating ALPHAN: A communication protocol for haptic interaction

Hussein Al Osman, Mohamad Eid, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Abstract

In our previous work we introduced a novel application layer protocol, named ALPHAN, for haptic data communication. The protocol is characterized by three distinguished features: first, it is designed at the application layer to enable the application to define and control the networking parameters. Second, it is made highly customizable using XML-based descriptions. Finally, the protocol supports multi-buffering mechanisms to prioritize the communicated information. In this paper, we present a thorough evaluation of the protocol using a collaborative haptic game; the balance ball game that we developed is for this purpose. The performance metrics and the test bed of the protocol evaluation are also discussed. Finally, we comment on our findings and provide directions for prospective research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposium on Haptics Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 2008 - Proceedings, Haptics
Pages361-366
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventSymposium on Haptics Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 2008 - Haptics - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2008Mar 14 2008

Publication series

NameSymposium on Haptics Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 2008 - Proceedings, Haptics

Other

OtherSymposium on Haptics Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 2008 - Haptics
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period3/13/083/14/08

Keywords

  • Collaborative haptics
  • Networking protocol
  • Tele-haptics
  • XML descriptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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