Interactive Terrain Surface Visualization using Haptics Assisted Display
Jagadishchandra S. Naik1, N. K. Misra2

1Jagadishchandra S. Naik, Indian Space Research Organisation, Satellite Centre, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2N.K. Misra, Indian Space Research Organisation, Satellite Centre Bangalore (Karnataka), India.

Manuscript received on 15 October 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2015 | PP: 62-65 | Volume-5 Issue-1, October 2015 | Retrieval Number: A4292105115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this paper we present a novel method to handle terrain surface features using haptic feedback providing interaction for the purpose of navigation of terrain over a virtual 3D environment. This system uses Phantom Haptics Desktop Device for touch bound interactions using force feedback stylus, which acts as a pointer that allows the user to feel the deformations over the terrain surface. The advantage of haptic feedback is that it works in 3D environment and provides better control with the force compared to mouse and other hardware
Keywords: Haptics Visualization, Navigation, Terrain Classification.

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