TilePoP: Tile-type pop-up prop for virtual reality

Shan Yuan Teng, Cheng Lung Lin, Chi Huan Chiang, Tzu Sheng Kuo, Liwei Chan, Da Yuan Huang, Bing Yu Chen

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Abstract

We present TilePoP, a new type of pneumatically-actuated interface deployed as floor tiles which dynamically pop up by inflating into large shapes constructing proxy objects for whole-body interactions in Virtual Reality. TilePoP consists of a 2D array of stacked cube-shaped airbags designed with spe-cific folding structures, enabling each airbag to be inflated into a physical proxy and then deflated down back to its original tile shape when not in use. TilePoP is capable of providing haptic feedback for the whole body and can even support human body weight. Thus, it allows new interaction possibilities in VR. Herein, the design and implementation of TilePoP are described in detail along with demonstrations of its applications and the results of a preliminary user evaluation conducted to understand the users' experience with TilePoP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages639-649
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368162
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Oct 2019
Event32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 201923 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period20/10/1923/10/19

Keywords

  • Airbag
  • Haptics
  • Shape-changing interface
  • Virtual reality

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    Teng, S. Y., Lin, C. L., Chiang, C. H., Kuo, T. S., Chan, L., Huang, D. Y., & Chen, B. Y. (2019). TilePoP: Tile-type pop-up prop for virtual reality. In UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 639-649). (UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3332165.3347958