Research Papers and Projects

The research on several prototypes of providing haptic feedback in VR. Also new technologies will be coming forth. Either our students will take them to the market through new startups, or they will be taken through our umbrella startup Merkel Haptics.

We will develop a detailed model of Haptic Interaction including the visual feedback.  This model  should be in atleast three different levels: physical, neural,  and cognitive levels. The sensory pathway will include the somatosensory pathways, visual pathways, a perception unit, and the input to the cognitive system. Motor response pathway will include higher order cognitive response, controller unit, motor pathway, and fingerpad forces.

The outcome of this research would be metric for motor-ability, specifically motor controllability of human interaction.