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3D Learning in a Rich Cooperative Haptic Environment

The overall aim of the 3D learning in a rich cooperative haptic environment is to design, develop and evaluate a 3D virtual learning environment incorporating a haptic interface. This will enable students in secondary schools to explore and experiment in the tactile 3D world. The project will investigate the extent to which learning in such a rich cooperative 3D haptic environment supports learning of complex scientific concepts.

Haptics is the science of applying touch (tactile) sensation and control to interaction with computer applications. Thus haptic interfaces can enable students to directly manipulate virtual objects far more realistically than is possible through interfaces such as mouse and tracker ball.

interacting with the 3D worldWorking collaboratively on a haptic-enabled cell simulation

The project started in October 2015 and is a three-year research project based on a partnership between the School of Education, Communication & Society at King's College London, the Biomedical Engineering Section at the University of Reading,  Abingdon School and The Abbey School Reading.



Mary Webb

PhD Studentship

Megan Tracey


Sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust

See also the HAPTEL Project



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