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HapTech – Development of haptically supported functional elements for human-machine interaction

Hap.pen – A pen for writing and touching. Scientists of the focus area "Tangible Interaction Research" developed this pen for touch-sensitive screens. Hap.pen measures photon density of grafical elements and translate it into haptic signals.

Because of its immediacy haptic perception is predestined to be the mode of choice for complex interactions. It enables fast and precise interactions by combining perception and action through the human hand. The aim of this project was to develop universally usable haptic systems that can find applications in cockpits and similar human-machine interface situations.

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Prof. Hans-Günter Krämer
Ron Jagodzinski
Götz Wintergerst
Daimler AG, Göbel Audio, Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation
Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2012
BMBF FHprofUnt



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