Project HIPP (Haptics in Pedagogical Practice) by Lund University’s Certec, has developed a HIPP Drawing Program that enables users with visual impairments to draw digital images in an interactive tactile-audio environment. SenseGraphics H3DAPI comes into play by making it possible to use a haptic pen device to experience touch feedbacks as the user creates the images i.e. feeling the different depths of the lines drawn on the screen and receiving audio feedbacks as the user explores a map. Version 1.0 Beta of the HIPP Program is now available for free download, do check out HIPP main page for more details!
About SenseGraphics H3D API:
The development platform H3D offers the complete set of technologies needed to initiate high-performance hapto-visual 3D application development. For more information on how others are putting haptics and H3D into action, please visit SenseGraphics Hall of Fame.