project . 2007 - 2011 . Closed

Network Architectures for Distributed Haptic Virtual Environments (HAPNet)

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/E062350/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 357,622 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Nov 2007
    End Date
    29 Apr 2011
Description
In this project we propose to investigate techniques that will allow an additional human sense, haptic touch (or reflected force), to be sent over the Internet. Today's telecommunications and computer networks have been designed to carry information that pertains to only two human senses: the auditory sense (for example sound and speech), and the visual sense (for example video, graphic, and text etc). The Internet is now being reengineered so that it can provide different levels of service for different types of traffic, e.g. to support the transport of voice over its IP protocol (VOIP). This has lead to the design of network architectures that can support diff...
Description
In this project we propose to investigate techniques that will allow an additional human sense, haptic touch (or reflected force), to be sent over the Internet. Today's telecommunications and computer networks have been designed to carry information that pertains to only two human senses: the auditory sense (for example sound and speech), and the visual sense (for example video, graphic, and text etc). The Internet is now being reengineered so that it can provide different levels of service for different types of traffic, e.g. to support the transport of voice over its IP protocol (VOIP). This has lead to the design of network architectures that can support diff...
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