The project "HAPtic sensing of virtual TEXtiles" (HAPTEX) is a research project on multimodal perception of textiles in the virtual environment. Its main goal is to develop a Virtual Reality System (including both software and hardware) for visuo-haptic interaction with virtual textiles.
The project is funded under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union (Contract No. IST-6549). The funding is provided by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, which is part of the Information Society Technologies (IST) area and focusses on novel and emerging scientific ideas. Its mission is to promote research that is of a long-term nature or involves particularly high risks, compensated by the potential of a significant societal or industrial impact.
The administrative and scientific coordinator of HAPTEX is the MIRALab, University of Geneva (Switzerland), headed by Prof. Dr. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann.
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