Saturday, March 5, 2011
The virtual-reality technology to potentially "embody" HIPoeces models and protocols has been developed in several areas, including surgical training and rehabilitation therapies. In the review linked above, the mechanism for directing the hands and arms around the visual field, through what are termed "corridors," through haptic-based guiding feedback is described. What is of particular interest are the reports of experimental studies demonstrating the potential for enhancement of both motor and cognitive abilities using visual-haptic interfaces. As I have noted elsewhere, this is the future of pronunciation teaching.