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CUCAT Haptics Showcase

Haptics Showcase is an application developed to test the ability of Blind and Vision Impaired ability to determine basic 2 and 3 dimensional shapes with a haptic device. To run the program, the openhaptics API must be installed (available from To run without a haptic device use the demo button in the top left.

Photograph a man using the Haptic Showcase

Results of the testing phase will be available prior to June 2008. Source code is available from our SVN server at svn:// or by request. Haptics Showcase is an open source application licensed under the GPL.

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