Hapticon Editor

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2003
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (1 DoF motor)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time, Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track, Keyframe, Demonstration

Additional Information

The Hapticon Editor is intended to create haptic icons for 1 DoF force-feedback devices by directly recording a user’s motions on the device and by combining waveforms. While recording only allows for mapping motion over time, waveforms can be used as functions of force over position and time. Common waveforms, such as sine waves, can be automatically generated, but custom ones can be created by manipulating their constituent keyframes.

For more information, consult the 2003 Haptics Symposium paper.