Technology Transfer:Haptic Feedback Explain technology transfer and technological innovation.
Haptic Feedback • Something you can feel • Vibration • Texture • Pressure • Response to your touch
A Problem: Modern touch screens have no “feeling” to them. They are smooth all over. You can’t feel where to put your fingers if you can’t see. -A lack of haptic feedback Where will this technology come from?
Ex of Technology Transfers 1st there was the Electric motor2nd they put a motor in a rumble pack next specialized motors were added to controllers to produce different vibrations
Look inside the controller. See the 2 motors? • low frequency (left motor) • high frequency (right motor)
Technologytransferoccurs when somebody applies an existing innovation developed for one purpose in a new way. Technology transfer is a kind of Technological innovation often results when ideas, knowledge, or skills are shared within a technology, among technologies, or across fields.
Digital vs. Analog Input devices controls: • Digital • Reports only two states: on or off • Keyboard: keys • Controller A, B, X, Y, Back, Start, D-Pad • Analog • Report a range of values: -1.0 to 1.0 • Triggers, Stick
What is an example of the transfer of video game controller technology to othertechnologies?
Things that were learned from making better controls in video games were applied to new computer-controlled tools for doing very precise micro surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgeries
What are other examples of the transferof haptic feedback technology to other technologies?
Haptic Devices • These are all manipulator gloves that give the user feedback depending on what they are touching virtually. Cyber Glove II Cyber Force Cyber Grasp
Haptic Devices • Space Interface Device for Artificial Reality (SPIDAR) SPIDAR-8. Rubik’s Cube SPIDAR-8. Finger attachments.
Touchable Online Braille Generator Words can be typed in ordinary English and translated into Braille. They can be printed as bumps on a special printer.
Touchable Online Braille Generator Screen Now they’re working on screens where you can actually feel the bumps.
Expensive Touchable Graphic These are made of small metal cylinders that the computer controls to move up or down to create a touch image.
Haptics for Handicapped • The Guide Cane • (Ulrich and Borenstein, 2001) This cane moves away from obstacles to guide a blind person automatically using its sensors
Haptics for Handicapped This GPS guides a person by “poking” them in the direction they should go. • The ActiveBelt (Tsukada and Yasumrua, 2004) Device architecture of ActiveBelt: GPS, global positioning system; LED, light-emitting diode.
Future technologies that may benefit from Technology Transfer • SMELL • Smell is essentially our ability to detect specific chemical particles in the air • We can detect about 4000 different smells • And the smells can be combined in millions different ways
Another future technology idea THOUGHT: Detecting and interpreting brain waves to control programs or machines.