• A Demonstration of Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experience

    M. Azmandian, M. Hancock, H. Benko, E. Ofek, and A. D. Wilson, “A Demonstration of Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experience,” in Proc. CHI EA, New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 3647-3650.

    @inproceedings{Azmandian:2016:DHR:2851581.2890265, author = {Mahdi Azmandian and Mark Hancock and Hrvoje Benko and Eyal Ofek and Andrew D. Wilson}, title = {A Demonstration of Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experience}, booktitle = {Proc. CHI EA}, abstract={Manipulating a virtual object with appropriate passive haptic cues provides a satisfying sense of presence in virtual reality. However, scaling such experiences to support multiple virtual objects is a challenge as each one needs to be accompanied with a precisely-located haptic proxy object. We showcase a solution that overcomes this limitation by hacking human perception. Our framework for repurposing passive haptics, called haptic retargeting, leverages the dominance of vision when our senses conflict. With haptic retargeting, a single physical prop can provide passive haptics for multiple virtual objects. We introduce three approaches for dynamically aligning physical and virtual objects: body manipulation, world manipulation and a hybrid technique which combines both world and body manipulation. This demonstration accompanies our CHI 2016 paper.}, series = {CHI EA '16}, year = {2016}, isbn = {978-1-4503-4082-3}, location = {Santa Clara, California, USA}, pages = {3647--3650}, numpages = {4}, doi = {10.1145/2851581.2890265}, acmid = {2890265}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, keywords = {haptics, perception, virtual reality}, subtype={other} }


    Abstract

    Manipulating a virtual object with appropriate passive haptic cues provides a satisfying sense of presence in virtual reality. However, scaling such experiences to support multiple virtual objects is a challenge as each one needs to be accompanied with a precisely-located haptic proxy object. We showcase a solution that overcomes this limitation by hacking human perception. Our framework for repurposing passive haptics, called haptic retargeting, leverages the dominance of vision when our senses conflict. With haptic retargeting, a single physical prop can provide passive haptics for multiple virtual objects. We introduce three approaches for dynamically aligning physical and virtual objects: body manipulation, world manipulation and a hybrid technique which combines both world and body manipulation. This demonstration accompanies our CHI 2016 paper.

    Keywords

    haptics, perception, virtual reality