IEEE standardization activity on Haptic Codecs approved

The New Standards Committee (NESCOM) of the IEEE Standards Association has approved a new project on “Haptic Codecs for the Tactile Internet”. The standard project runs under the name IEEE P1918.1.1 and will standardize haptic codecs for the Tactile Internet enabling the interoperability of different haptic (kinesthetic and tactile) input and output devices. Such interoperability is necessary to achieve necessary market scale in the realization of Tactile Internet technologies, devices and applications. Prof. Steinbach has been appointed as the chair of IEEE P1918.1.1.