Haptic applications meta-language

Fayez R. El-Far, Mohamad Eid, Mauricio Orozco, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Abstract

A wide range of haptic devices exist that possess the potential to offer users a rich experience in a virtual reality environment. This however depends on the haptic device to be used. Surely, removing the burden of users having to 'adjust to' operating haptic devices is welcomed. In this paper, we propose the creation of the Haptic Applications Meta Language - hereon HAML - which is an XML-based language created to describe Haptic-enabled frameworks to a high degree of detail. The envisioned goal of HAML is to allow for the creation of plug-and-play environments in which a wide array of supported haptic devices can be used in a multitude of virtual environments, with the compatibility issues being handled by automated engines instead of programmatically by the user. Therefore, we introduce the HAML framework and discuss its tentative structure, proof-of-concept implementation, and avenues for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, DS-RT 2006
Pages261-264
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, DS-RT 2006 - Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain
Duration: Oct 2 2006Oct 4 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, DS-RT
ISSN (Print)1550-6525

Other

Other10th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, DS-RT 2006
CountrySpain
CityTorremolinos, Malaga
Period10/2/0610/4/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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