Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
The Haptic-based Sensing Technology (HST) has the potential to be a powerful tool in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). When developing a new product, the trend is to compress product development cycles and reduce costs. Virtual modeling, sometimes referred as digital prototyping, is widely used in industry for simulating the visual appearance and functionalities. Unfortunately, conventional virtual modeling techniques are hard to simulate the physical properties of a real product in user-to-product interactions. Force feedback, also called sensible feeling, is best envisaged as an evolution of virtual modeling.