HapticSphere: Physical support to enable precision touch interaction in mobile mixed-reality

Chiu Hsuan Wang, Chen Yuan Hsieh, Nena Hao Yu, Andrea Bianchi, Li-Wei Chan

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Abstract

This work presents HapticSphere, a wearable spherical surface enabled by bridging a finger and the head-mounted display (HMD) with a passive string. Users perceive a physical support on a finger attached to a string, when extending their arm and reaching out to the string's maximum extension. This physical support assists users in precise touch interaction in the context of stationary and walking virtual or mixed-reality experiences. We propose three methods of attachment of the haptic string (directly on the head or on the body), and illustrate a novel single-step calibration algorithm that supports these configurations by estimating a grand haptic sphere, once a head-coordinated touch interaction is established. Two user studies were conducted to validate our approach and to compare the touch performance with physical support in sitting and walking conditions in the context of mobile mixed-reality scenarios. The results show that, in the walking condition, touch interaction with physical support significantly outperformed the visual-only condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages331-339
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 23 Mar 201927 Mar 2019

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period23/03/1927/03/19

Keywords

  • Centered computing
  • Centered computing
  • Human
  • Human
  • Treemaps
  • Visualization
  • Visualization
  • Visualization design and evaluation methods
  • Visualization techniques

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