A spin-off of CEA (French Nuclear Research Agency), HAPTION products benefit from know-how developed in more than 30 years of research.

Haption designs, manufactures and markets haptic devices suited to the needs both industrial and academic marketplaces.

A haptic interface is a computer device, which enables its user to interact with a software application or with a virtual object through the sense of touch. It consists of an articulated mechanical structure with motors and position sensors, as well as embedded electronics. The user holds the end-point of the structure in his hand, and can move it around, both in the real and in the virtual world on the computer screen. Whenever his virtual hand makes contact with a digital object, a force value is sent to the motors, which simulates a real contact.

Haption’s products provide force-feedback on all six degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF). Virtalis has successfully integrated a Haption system into a prestigious Virtual Reality suite at Airbus. In order to increase the availability of 6 DOF, Virtalis has written drivers that allow Haption’s technology to be used with PTC’s MockUp software.

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