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IEEE 1918.1.1-2024

IEEE Standard for Haptic Codecs for the Tactile Internet

Haptic codecs for the data reduction of kinesthetic and tactile signals are described in this standard. Three types of codecs are presented in this document, including the no-delay kinesthetic codec (Part I), the delay-robust kinesthetic codec (Part II), and the tactile codec (Part III). Additionally, this document introduces handshaking and metadata exchange mechanisms for the exchange of the capabilities of haptic devices (Part IV). This standard also provides additional information (in informative annexes) for codec implementation and evaluation, such as the reference software and hardware setups for kinesthetic and tactile codecs, and cross-validation results. Additional Open Source content available here:

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COM/MobiNet-SC - Mobile Communication Networks Standards Committee
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IEEE SA Open Source Project
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Working Group Details

IEEE Communications Society
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Sponsor Committee
COM/MobiNet-SC - Mobile Communication Networks Standards Committee
Working Group
TI - Tactile Internet
IEEE Program Manager
Dalisa Gonzalez
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Working Group Chair
Oliver Holland

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IEEE Draft Standard for Tactile Internet: Application Scenarios, Definitions and Terminology, Architecture, Functions, and Technical Assumptions

This standard defines a framework for the Tactile Internet, including descriptions of various application scenarios, definitions and terminology, functions, and technical assumptions. This framework prominently also includes a reference model and architecture, which defines common architectural entities, interfaces between those entities, and the mapping of functions to those entities. The Tactile Internet encompasses mission critical applications (e.g., manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and mobility), as well as non-critical applications (e.g., edutainment and events).

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