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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VTEKS213 Haptic User Interfaces 5–10 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Professor Roope Raisamo, researcher Jussi Rantala
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The course gives a comprehensive overview in the research on haptics. After this course the student knows of potentials of the haptic modality and how it can be applied in both unimodal and multimodal contexts.


The course is an introduction to haptic user interface technology and haptic research in general. The topics of the course contain an introduction to human sense of touch, relation of touch, vision and hearing, haptics as a communication modality, haptic technologies, haptics in human-computer interaction, and haptic interfaces for the visually impaired. The course is based on the latest research on multimodal interfaces involving haptics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h
Tutorials 12 h 0 h

Lectures, assignments and guidance.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Exam, assignments, and a paper or documented project work.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

Advanced level (third or fourth year). The course is not lectured every year.

Study materials

Will be announced later.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences