The 'haptics' Top-level Media Type
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DISPATCH                                                 Y. K. Muthusamy
Internet-Draft                                                C. Ullrich
Intended status: Standards Track                   Immersion Corporation
Expires: 15 April 2021                                   12 October 2020

                   The 'haptics' Top-level Media Type
                   draft-muthusamy-dispatch-haptics-00

Abstract

   This memo serves to register and document the 'haptics' top-level
   media type, under which subtypes for representation formats for
   haptics may be registered.  This document also serves as a
   registration application for a set of intended subtypes, which are
   representative of some existing subtypes already in use.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Background and Justification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  MPEG ISOBMFF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Haptic Sub-modalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Another Human Sense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Commercial Uptake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.5.  Haptic Sub-types (in use) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.6.  Haptic Sub-types (envisioned standards) . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.7.  'application' top-level type not suitable . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  Definition and Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   The term 'haptics' refers to the generation of touch related
   sensations in a device or interface.  Haptics is widely used in
   consumer devices in order to provide touch-based feedback to users.
   The most common use of haptics is in mobile devices, where it is used
   to provide feedback to users interacting with the touchscreen, e.g.,
   typing on a virtual keyboard.  Haptic technologies are unlike audio
   and visual enabling technologies in the sense that they require some
   form of actuation in order to create a tactile sensation.  For mobile
   phones and game controllers, these actuators are typically small
   vibrating motors.  For large touchscreens in vehicles, these
   actuators can be specialized piezoelectric materials.  Haptic
   capabilities are found in nearly every modern smartphone and game and
   virtual reality controller, making these devices an ideal target for
   enhanced media experiences.

   Internet Media Types [RFC6838] are used to label content carried over
   Internet protocols.  This document defines a new top-level type
   'haptics' according to Section 4.2.7 of [RFC6838].  This top-level
   type indicates that the content specifies haptic data.  Under this
   top-level type, different representation formats of haptics may be
   registered.

1.1.  Terminology

   The keywords MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT,
   SHOULD,SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when they appear
   in this document, are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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