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Research Conducted at University of Ottawa Has Updated Our Knowledge about Multimedia (Slingshot 3D: A synchronous haptic-audio-video game)

August 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Data detailed on Multimedia have been presented. According to news reporting from Ottawa, Canada, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Recent advances in multimedia and human computer interaction technologies have paved the way for rich contents across multiple media such as haptics, audio, and video. This paper introduces a multimodal game named the Slingshot 3D Game: an interactive and synchronous haptic-audio-video shooter game over the Internet network."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Ottawa, "The game incorporates two types of haptic feedback: tactile feedback using a haptic jacket and kinesthetic feedback using the Novint Falcon haptic interface. Furthermore, the game utilizes a depth camera to track the player's (upper) body movements and detect collisions between the player's body and the shot projectile. To promote availability and cost, the game uses the Internet network as the communication medium between the players, by utilizing the Admux communication framework [10]. The game design and implementation are detailed in this paper."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Both the player performance analysis and the user satisfaction analysis have shown that the incorporation of synchronous haptic-video multimedia has enhanced the perception of player presence and the overall quality of performance."

For more information on this research see: Slingshot 3D: A synchronous haptic-audio-video game. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2014;71(3):1635-1649. Multimedia Tools and Applications can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer -; Multimedia Tools and Applications -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Eid, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Additional authors for this research include A. El Issawi and A. El Saddik.

Keywords for this news article include: Ottawa, Canada, Ontario, Multimedia, Video Game, Electronics, World Wide Web, Internet Networks, North and Central America

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Source: Electronics Newsweekly

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