Preliminary Study on the Use of Off-the-Shelf VR Controllers for Vibrotactile Differentiation of Levels of Roughness on Meshes

Ivan Nikolov, Jens Høngaard, Martin Kraus, Claus Madsen

Abstract

With the introduction of new specialized hardware, Virtual Reality (VR) has gained more and more popularity in recent years. VR is particularly immersive if suitable auditory and haptic feedback is provided to users. Many proposed forms of haptic feedback require custom hardware components that are often bulky, costly, and/or require lengthy setup times. We explored the possibility of using the built-in vibrotactile feedback of HTC Vive controllers to simulate the sensation of interacting with surfaces with varying degrees of roughness. We conducted initial testing on the proposed system, which shows promising results as users could accurately and within short time discern the amount of roughness of 3D models based on the vibrotactile feedback alone.

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Nikolov I., Høngaard J., Kraus M. and Madsen C. (2020). Preliminary Study on the Use of Off-the-Shelf VR Controllers for Vibrotactile Differentiation of Levels of Roughness on Meshes.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 334-340. DOI: 10.5220/0009101303340340


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp20,
author={Ivan Nikolov and Jens Høngaard and Martin Kraus and Claus Madsen},
title={Preliminary Study on the Use of Off-the-Shelf VR Controllers for Vibrotactile Differentiation of Levels of Roughness on Meshes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={334-340},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009101303340340},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,
TI - Preliminary Study on the Use of Off-the-Shelf VR Controllers for Vibrotactile Differentiation of Levels of Roughness on Meshes
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Nikolov I.
AU - Høngaard J.
AU - Kraus M.
AU - Madsen C.
PY - 2020
SP - 334
EP - 340
DO - 10.5220/0009101303340340