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TIEVS56 Haptic User Interfaces 5–10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Computer Sciences
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Professor Roope Raisamo
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012
VTEKS213 Haptic User Interfaces 5–10 ECTS

General description

The course gives a comprehensive overview in the research on haptics.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student
- knows of potentials of the haptic modality
- knows how haptics can be applied in both unimodal and multimodal contexts
- can apply the knowledge on haptics in interaction designs.


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
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Lectures, assignments and guidance. The course is not lectured every year.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Further information 

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


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

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