Can you believe that according to the predictions, the tactile sensation industry is projected to grow to 19 billion dollars by 2025. Thus, if you have an application or plan to develop it, it is worth thinking about adding haptic feedback.
We are now excited to share our thoughts on recent developments in tech in few seconds. So, keep reading to know how haptic feedback works and why it makes sense and don’t forget to share it with others.
What is haptic feedback?
Haptic feedback is a way to communicate with users through sensations and interfaces to convey information to the end user through touch.
As this technology is heavily using in the VR, so now you can feel the sensation on your body while playing the games. And all this very well explained in this short video that has been published by PlayStation on YouTube.
This feedback system is responsible, now you can feel vibration while playing the games. And nowadays this technology added in the virtual body VR suits so you can touch the virtual objects in a computer generated environment and feel the pain and pleasure in virtual reality.
How does it work
Tactile technology generates computer signals that are perceived through touch. It integrates human and machine parts. In general, there are two types of tactile research modes that can be distinguished:
- Passive systems: systems with passive haptic feedback are those structures that contribute through the tactile properties of mechanical structures physical objects and friction.
- Active systems: The essence of active tactile sensation is that a user deliberately explores the tactile surface.
Why use haptic feedback?
Function of tactile sensations is solely to enhance the reality of the virtual experience. But that’s just one of the reasons companies add tactile sensations to apps.
Utilizing haptic feedback increases the performance of anyone using a digital device with this feature.
Well, all tactile technologies are trying to achieve the same aim to recreate tactile sensations using various kinds of stimuli.
5 types of haptic technologies
- Force feedback: It acts on the ligaments and muscles in the musculoskeletal system.
- Ultrasonic haptic feedback: This transmission principle is called acoustic time reversal.
- Electro tactile feedback: Electrical signals are at the core of the nervous system so this type of feedback is well suited for simulating and generating sensations.
- Thermal feedback: It a grid of actuators is used to generate thermal feedback which is in direct contact with the skin and vibro.
- Tactile feedback vibration: This simulator apply pressure on touch receptors in the human skin which can pick up vibrations of up to a thousand
Where is haptic feedback used?
It can be found in teleoperation where remotely controlled robotic tools enable remote environments to be monitored.
Virtual environment where haptic feedback is a necessary part of any VR interactions.
Mobile devices where haptic technology is used to provide functions such as vibration feedback of tablets smartphones and wearables touchscreens.
How to use haptic feedback in your app
Since haptic feedback is a vibrational response that can accompany every scrolling sliding or tapping you make in an app.
It’s essential to understand when it adds value and when it gets annoying there are two types of haptic feedback that can be applied in an application such as
- Temporary feedback it is a brief impact that appears and disappears.
- Continuous feedback it is more like a sequence of tactile sensations.
Which apps can include haptic feedback?
Notifications haptic feedback may be used to view information, add reminders appointments tasks and alarms
Phone management apps haptic feedback may be used for adding and searching for a contact viewing the last call and last voicemail.
Fitness apps haptic feedback may be used to view templates exercise and share activities and chats and social apps haptic feedback may be used for notifications for new messages group invitations profile visits and more.
Haptic feedback and tactile devices are the next stages in the development of VR technologies to provide more natural and intuitive ways to interact with interfaces.
This is the result, today many companies are working on full body VR suite to make gaming experience more real where you can feel the pain and pleasure like a reality.
So do you think haptic feedback can add considerable value to your existing app or VR device?
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