on 15 September 2003
This a reference textbook on this new human-computer interface technology. The book is destined to become a classic of this field due to its in-depth, comprehensive treatment of the haptic technology.
The book present not only technical data (actuators, force and touch feedback devices) but also the basic information related to human haptic sensing. In addition, the book complete its review of haptic systems with a chapter on human factors, which contains a collection of interesting experiments attesting the potential of this new technology. Unfortunately haptics is still in its infancy which makes it difficult to speculate on its future (as concluded in the last chapter).
In short the book will give you a good understanding of this new technology, being also a very good reference compendium.