Proposed Group: Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group

The Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group has been proposed by Markku Hakkinen:


Haptic feedback can offer significant benefits in terms of accessibility and usability of touch-based interfaces. Many mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, incorporate built in vibration feedback. The W3C Vibration API [1] will allow Web application developers to utilize vibration effects via Javascript and some have previously proposed the addition of haptic properties to CSS [2] [3].

As new haptic technologies are expected to emerge in the near term, now is the time to bring interested parties from the research, user, and vendor communities together to examine and discuss standardization, accessibility, authoring, and user experience.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/vibration/

[2] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-June/013334.html

[3] http://chrisnager.com/touchable-textures-with-css-can-you-feel-me/


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W3C Community Development Team

2 Responses to Proposed Group: Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group

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  2. Alastair Somerville says:

    Coming from tactile design angle, I suspect screen resolution is going to be key issue. We have a number of haptic screen technologies but they have radically different ways of resolving the graphic information and hugely divergent physical/virtual resolution levels.

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