The SATIN system is a novel multimodal and multisensory system for the evaluation of virtual shapes of aesthetic products based on haptic interface, co-located stereoscopic visualization and sound.
The SATIN system consists of a haptic strip that actively shapes itself for representing style lines of a virtual product.
A 3D visualization of the shape is super-imposed onto the physical strip by means of a rear-projected stereoscopic display system.
The SATIN system uses position sensors placed on the top of the strip surface as an input to geo reference geometry properties and render them as metaphoric sounds.
Specific achievements achieved in the project are the following:
- Knowledge improvement in the fields of haptic interfaces, sensors, shape modelling, metaphoric sounds, multimodal interfaces, human haptic perception of curves, in respect to state-of-the-art
- Results of experiments on human haptic perception of shapes
- SATIN system consisting on multimodal use of haptic strip, stereo viewing and metaphoric sounds for shape exploration and local/global modification
- Prototype of desktop haptic strip
- Best practices for end-users in the industrial design domain