Interhaptics Haptic Composer
|General Purpose Information|
| Year of First Releaseⓘ |
The year a tool was first publicly released or discussed in an academic paper.
| Platformⓘ |
The OS or software framework needed to run the tool.
| Availabilityⓘ |
If the tool can be obtained by the public.
| Licenseⓘ |
Tye type of license applied to the tool.
|Hardware Control Information|
| Haptic Categoryⓘ |
The general types of haptic output devices controlled by the tool.
|Force Feedback, Vibrotactile|
| Hardware Abstractionⓘ |
How broad the type of hardware support is for a tool.
|Interaction and Interface Information|
| Driving Featureⓘ |
If haptic content is controlled over time, by other actions, or both.
| Effect Localizationⓘ |
How the desired location of stimuli is mapped to the device.
| Media Supportⓘ |
Support for non-haptic media in the workspace, even if just to aid in manual synchronization.
| Iterative Playbackⓘ |
If haptic effects can be played back from the tool to aid in the design process.
| Design Approachesⓘ |
Broadly, the methods available to create a desired effect.
|DPC, Process, Sequencing|
| Interaction Metaphorsⓘ |
Common UI metaphors that define how a user interacts with a tool.
The Interhaptics Haptic Composer focuses on the creation of different materials for VR. Vibration can be added to a material by adding different regular waveforms and constants together. The “texture” menu functions in the same way, except that the resulting waveform is rendered statically over position to create bumps and changes in elevation. The “stiffness” menu determines the amount of force returned given the amount of displacement into the material. A fourth “thermal” option exists, but cannot be modified at this time.
For more information, consult the Interhaptics website.