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Title: Touching the void: exploring virtual objects through a vibrotactile glove
Author: Giannopoulos, Elias
Pomés Freixa, Ausiàs
Slater, Mel
Keywords: Realitat virtual
Percepció visual
Simulació per ordinador
Virtual reality
Visual perception
Computer simulation
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IPI Press
Abstract: This paper describes a simple low-cost approach to adding an element of haptic interaction within a virtual environment. Using off-the-shelf hardware and software we describe a simple setup that can be used to explore physically virtual objects in space. This setup comprises of a prototype glove with a number of vibrating actuators to provide the haptic feedback, a Kinect camera for the tracking of the user's hand and a virtual reality development environment. As proof of concept and to test the efficiency of the system as well as its potential applications, we developed a simple application where we created 4 different shapes within a virtual environment in order to try to explore them and guess their shape through touch alone.
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It is part of: The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 2012, vol. 11, num. 2, p. 19-24
ISSN: 1081-1451
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia)

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