Due to increased computer power; haptic feedback from soft bodies is emerging as an possible method of augmentation for information presentation.
We are currently developing a framework for simulating and visualizing deformable body physics using the finite element method (FEM); where the simulations include haptic feedback. This framework will be able to handle a large class of fixed topology objects described by elasticity theory.
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