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Multi-finger Haptic Interaction

  • Ignacio Galiana
  • Manuel Ferre

Part of the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems book series (SSTHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Ignacio Galiana, Manuel Ferre
    Pages 1-3
  3. William Harwin, Alastair Barrow
    Pages 5-30
  4. Anthony Talvas, Maud Marchal, Gabriel Cirio, Anatole Lécuyer
    Pages 31-53
  5. Ignacio Galiana, Jorge Barrio, Jose M. Breñosa, Manuel Ferre
    Pages 55-83
  6. Haruhisa Kawasaki, Takahiro Endo, Tetuya Mouri, Yasuhiko Ishigure, Vytautas Daniulaitis
    Pages 85-107
  7. Katsuhito Akahane, Jungwoo Hyun, Itsuo Kumazawa, Makoto Sato
    Pages 109-147

About this book


Multi-finger Haptic Interaction presents a panorama of technologies and methods for multi-finger haptic interaction, together with an analysis of the benefits and implications of adding multiple-fingers to haptic applications.

Research topics covered include:

  • design and control of advanced haptic devices;
  • multi-contact point simulation algorithms;
  • interaction techniques and implications in human perception when interacting with multiple fingers.

These multi-disciplinary results are integrated into applications such as medical simulators for training manual skills, simulators for virtual prototyping and precise manipulations in remote environments.

Multi-finger Haptic Interaction presents the current and potential applications that can be developed with these systems, and details the systems’ complexity. The research is focused on enhancing haptic interaction by providing multiple contact points to the user.

This state-of-the-art volume is oriented towards researchers who are involved in haptic device design, rendering methods and perception studies, as well as readers from different disciplines who are interested in applying multi-finger haptic technologies and methods to their field of interest.


Haptic Applications Haptic Devices Haptic Interface Haptic Technologies Multi-Finger Grasps Multimodal Interfaces Perception Rendering Methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Ignacio Galiana
    • 1
  • Manuel Ferre
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Automation and RoboticsUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Centre for Automation and RoboticsUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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