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Machines 2016, 4(1), 6; doi:10.3390/machines4010006

Bidirectional Haptic Communication: Application to the Teaching and Improvement of Handwriting Capabilities

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2013. Pedemonte, N.; Laliberte, T.; Gosselin, C. A bidirectional haptic device for the training and assessment of handwriting capabilities. In the Proceedings of the World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2013, Daejeon, Korea, 14–18 April 2013; pp. 599–604.
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Received: 19 November 2015 / Revised: 17 December 2015 / Accepted: 29 January 2016 / Published: 15 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanisms and Machinery for Haptic Interaction and Rendering)
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The objective of this work is to study the relevance of haptic feedback in remote communication between people. The application is handwriting. A haptic device designed to help people to improve their writing skills is presented. Two experimental sessions are then proposed to a group of people. In the first test, two subjects communicate through a bilateral system by means of a haptic feedback to accomplish the task. Secondly, a blank test is performed. The results of the two tests are compared and analyzed in order to evaluate the importance of the haptic feedback in the context of collaboration between two people. View Full-Text
Keywords: human-human interaction; handwriting; haptics human-human interaction; handwriting; haptics
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Pedemonte, N.; Laliberté, T.; Gosselin, C. Bidirectional Haptic Communication: Application to the Teaching and Improvement of Handwriting Capabilities. Machines 2016, 4, 6.

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