ImmersiveTouch™ is the next generation of augmented virtual reality technology.
ImmersiveTouch is the first system that integrates a haptic device with a head and hand tracking system and a high resolution high pixel-density stereoscopic display. Its ergonomic design provides a comfortable working volume in the space of a standard desktop.
The haptic device is collocated with the high resolution 3D graphics, giving the user a more realistic and natural means to manipulate and modify 3D data in real time. Force feedback takes virtual reality beyond the visual to the tactile domain; from a limited interaction to a hands-on workbench for training and simulation.
The high-performance, multi-sensory computer interface allows easy development of medical, dental, engineering or scientific virtual reality training applications that appeal to many stimuli: audio, visual, tactile and kinesthetic.
ImmersiveTouch is a complete hardware and software solution. The hardware integrates 3D stereo visualization, force feedback, head and hand tracking, and spatialized 3D audio. The software provides a unified API (Applications Programming Interface) to handle graphics rendering, haptics rendering, 3D audio feedback, interactive menus and buttons.
Unlike alternative systems, a real-time electromagnetic system tracks the user's head position and orientation to display the correct user-centered stereoscopic perspective. This guarantees that true graphics and haptics collocation is achieved even when looking at the 3D scene from different angles. In addition, hand tracking allows users to use both hands to interact with the virtual scene. While they can feel tactile sensations with the hand holding the haptic stylus, they can use the tracked hand to move the 3D objects, manipulate lights, or define clipping planes in the same 3D working volume.
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