Interhaptics Haptic Composer

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2020
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Proprietary
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback, Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (Various)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time, Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Target-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Keyframe, Track

Additional Information

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.