Ercan Altinsoy has always been passionate about sound, music and haptics. He holds the chair of Audio&Haptic Engineering at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His main research concept is the perception based engineering. Successful industrial product development requires the consideration of the human perception and expectations. His team develops novel technologies, among others, for missing haptic feedback in consumer electronic applications from teleshopping or gaming to teleoperation. 5G will allow users to interact with virtual objects in real time. Real time multimodal interaction (auditory, visual, tactile, etc.) will make the multimedia applications much more enjoyable and increase our life quality with new opportunities.
Research topics in the framework of 5G:
- Tactile and Haptic Reproduction Devices
- Innovative Tangible User Interfaces
- Spatial Audio Reproduction
- Immersive Multi-Modal Reproduction Systems for Multimedia and Gaming
- Audio-Haptic Perception in Virtual Environments
- Audio and Haptic Feedback for Autonomous Driving
- Multi-Modal Perceptual Data Compression
- Haptic Object Recognition
The lab of Prof. Altinsoy’s team combines VR equipment for multiple modalities (auditory, tactile, vestibular, visual) and is capable of presenting high-performance, interactive simulations. A Wave Field Synthesis (Audio) reproduction system was installed to the laboratory. This system consists of 464 loudspeakers and 4 subwoofers. To generate whole-body vibrations and to mimic motions which we are exposed while travelling by car or airplane, a six-degree-of-freedom hydraulic motion platform was installed in MMM Lab. One of the important research aims of Prof. Altinsoy’s team is to develop new type haptic glove technology which enables the users to touch virtual objects in internet environment (Teleshopping, teleoperation, etc.). A demonstration with the haptic glove which was developed by the research team can be organized for your visit.
Additional information is accessible at http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/ias/kommunikationsakustik/.