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iFeelPixel™ BETA 0.3 (Release Date: 03/03/2003)
The Tactile Companion for Visual Applications is Alive!!

This software requires the VB6 run-times files

You need a TouchSense mouse to feel tactile effects:

Immersion Plugin

Table of Contents

1. New Features
2. Updated Options
3. New Options
4. Optimizations
5. Others updates
6. Know issues
7. Currently Features

Changes Since 0.2 Beta

1. New Features:

- I feel Smileys! Share emotions with online friends!:) (Obsolete)
Based on the TouchChat Technology (Immersion Corporation)
Users want to physically experience some of the emoticons they see or send.

Communication through touch: common short distance (Pic Source URL: http://xenia.media.mit.edu/~andyd/folio/it.html)Communication through touch: long distance via the web (Pic Source URL: http://xenia.media.mit.edu/~andyd/folio/it.html)
Communicate through touch via the web!

First Emoticons:
Smiley Face :-)
Sad Face :-(
Wink Face ;-)
Laughing Face :-D
Angry Face X-(

Customize your own Smileys with Immersion Studio


Note for MSN: View >> Uncheck 'Enable Emoticons' | Required to get the smiley Code :-)
Not compatible with MSN 6.0

Note for ICQ: Copy/Paste your Emoticons or write the smiley code :-)

Note for Yahoo: How to disable the page refresh sound?

  • Click Start and then click Control Panel.
  • In the Control Panel, open the Sounds and Audio Devices applet.
  • Click on the Sounds tab.
  • Scroll through the list of sounds and click on the Start Navigation entry.
  • Click the down arrow in the Sounds drop down list box. Select [none].
  • Click Apply and then click OK.

Note for AOL: Please use default font

- TONAR: Tactile Orientation Navigation and Ranging (or Tactile Echolocation system)
Based on the Dolphin Sonar

Useful to know where is the mouse on screen.

Range = Tactile speed * travel time

Tactile effect Frequency depends on distance.
Tactile effect Amplitude depends on size (It depends on distance since beta 0.8.2)


2. Updated Options

- Morse:
Clipboard to Morse
Follow mouse (text to morse from Window Parent & Child)
Choose Length of character

Morse Engine

Online Morse Code Encoder/Decoder by Dennis Schmidt
Although you could also use it to encrypt small texts. If you do so, remember that morse code is an international standard and that makes this encryption method not really secure
Usage: Enter the text or morse code into the corresponding (upper) box.
The correct translation should appear in real time in the box below. If not, click the button "transform".

Spaces between the words in morse code are symbolized with " & ".
The letters in morse code are separated with normal spaces.




3. New Options

Choice between Active and Passive
Refresh cycle
Tactile Direction & Reverse direction
Tactile Effect Duration
Tactile Speed in MilliSeconds
Tactile Echo (Horizontal & vertical)
Based on Screen

- iFeelSmiley:
Follow mouse
Title to Morse
List all Instant Message (auto refresh possible)
Click drag then release
Refresh cycle
Instant Message to Morse

4. Optimizations

- iFeelPixel™ is listed in your "Quick Launch" or taskbar (Thanks Bob for the advice)

5. Others updates

- Tooltip text from ToolBar modified

- Pictures has been removed from Edge Detection, Line Detection, Color Detection Option

- A link to the "The vOICe" website has been added in the About part

- Old "register panel" replaced by a new one.

- "About" updated.

6. Know issues

- "Save settings" updated and corrected if the Regional Setting is not English.

- "Stay on top" doesn't work after that iFeelPixel is minimized (Fixed)

- Keystroke to Morse Error:
Backwards typing bug in the Morse code part (Fixed)
(Thanks Bob for reporting this bug)

-Clipboard to Morse Error:
"Another application is using the Clipboard and will not release it to
Please try again after a short pause" (Error Trapped - Fixed)


7. Currently Features:

- Edge detection
- Line detection
- Corner detection

- Color Detection
- Tactile Grid
- Texture Generation (Useful for virtual haptic textile, Option detection: human body filter )

- Magnifier
- Demo Mode
- Limit zone

- iFeelSmiley
- Morse

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