Haptic Cow and Horse Building Confidence at University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria has just invested in haptic technology, in the shape of Haptic Cow and Haptic Horse from Virtalis for its Faculty of Veterinary Science. “The Skills Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science sought funding from the South African Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) for a haptic system, … Continued

Utrecht University Experiences The Haptic Horse

One of the largest veterinary schools in the world, Utrecht University, has recently installed Haptic Horse from Virtalis. Dr Mathijs Theelen, assistant professor in equine internal medicine, commented: “Our combined Haptic Horse and Cow was installed in April and we have already integrated these into our teaching schedule as part of our Pre-Clinical Week.  All … Continued

Cambridge University Installs Haptic Cow and Horse

The University of Cambridge has recently installed both the Haptic Cow and Horse at the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Both training systems, employ a virtual environment and haptics to simulate an animal’s internal organs. These training tools were developed by Prof Sarah Baillie of The University of Bristol and are marketed and supported worldwide by … Continued

Midwestern University, Arizona Installs Haptic Cow and Horse

Midwestern University in Arizona has recently installed both the Haptic Cow and Horse in its new College of Veterinary Medicine to help make their students “Day One Ready”. Both training systems employ haptics to simulate an animal’s internal organs and were developed by Prof Sarah Baillie of The University of Bristol and are marketed and … Continued

Immersive Design Evaluation

In 2013 a U.S. manufacturing company asked Virtalis to review a multitude of tasks that its workers will perform using gloveboxes in a new facility.

Haptics

Haptic devices provide a tactile interface to radically change the way we use computers. Haptic technology is now maturing and

Eureka Magazine April 2012

The virtual world is being increasingly exploited for engineering advantage. Justin Cunningham travels to the Virtual Engineering Centre to see how it is being deployed.