Force feedback is said to be the next frontier in virtual reality (VR). Recently, with consumers pushing forward with untethered VR, researchers turned away from solutions based on bulky hardware (e.g., exoskeletons and robotic arms) and started exploring smaller portable or wearable devices. However, when it comes to rendering inertial forces, such as when moving a heavy object around or when interacting with objects with unique mass properties, current ungrounded forcefeedback devices are unable to provide quick weight shifting sensations that can realistically simulate weight changes over 2D surfaces. In this paper we introduce Aero-plane, a force-feedback handheld controller based on two miniature jetpropellers that can render shifting weights of up to 14 N within 0.3 seconds. Through two user studies we: (1) characterize the users' ability to perceive and correctly recognize different motion paths on a virtual plane while using our device; and, (2) tested the level of realism and immersion of the controller when used in two VR applications (a rolling ball on a plane, and using kitchen tools of different shapes and sizes). Lastly, we present a set of applications that further explore different usage cases and alternative form-factors for our device.
|Title of host publication||UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Oct 17|
|Event||32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019 - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 2019 Oct 20 → 2019 Oct 23
|Name||UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology|
|Conference||32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019|
|Period||19/10/20 → 19/10/23|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the MSIT(Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the ICT Consilience Creative program(IITP-2019-2015-0-00742) supervised by the IITP(Institute for Information & communications Technology Planning & Evaluation). Byungjoo Lee was supported by the Korea Creative Content Agency (R2019020010).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human-Computer Interaction