Links: Tangible Interfaces

A collection of projects and research focusing on tangible interfaces for virtual reality.

Tasbi
Multisensory Squeeze and Vibrotactile
Wrist Haptics for Augmented and Virtual Reality

Paper: https://research.fb.com/publications/tasbi-multisensory-squeeze-and-vibrotactile-wrist-haptics-for-augmented-and-virtual-reality/
Articles: https://uploadvr.com/facebook-wrist-tasbi/ – EN, https://mixed.de/tasbi-facebook-forscher-zeigen-haptisches-armband/ – DE

Aero-Plane
a Handheld Force-Feedback Device that Renders Weight Motion Illusion on a Virtual 2D Plane

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8yYRvdDKPM
Project: http://makinteract.kaist.ac.kr/project/aeroplane-2019
Institute: http://makinteract.kaist.ac.kr/

MAKinteract (MAKE + interaction) is a research lab in the department of Industrial Design at KAIST working at the intersection of design and engineering, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

LiquidMask
Utilizing Liquid-based Haptic for Multiple Tactile Sensation in Immersive Virtual Reality

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_J-n5R2NA
Article: https://techmoneyfit.com/blog/liquidmask-vr-a-new-vr-face-mask-makes-you-feel-like-you-are-underwater/

 

Testing LiquidMask
Feelreal
Immersion through smell, mist, heat, wind and vibration

Product: https://feelreal.com/
Youtube: https://youtu.be/0rLw2nFmGnc

Eclipse
A VR experience between narrative and interactivity. A full body, fully immersive experience for everyone.

product: http://eclipsegamevr.com/en_us/
Vibrating Floor: http://eclipsegamevr.com/en_us/installation_equipment/vibrating-floors/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/277097436

 

Haptic Technologies for Direct Touch in Virtual Reality
Course at the Multimodal Simulation lab – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid

Course: http://mslab.es/SIG16Course/
Course notes: https://www.gmrv.es/Publications/2016/OOS16/SIGGRAPHCourse2016.pdf

 

haptics_figure
Robot vs Human Combat
Project with final year degree students in Computer Games Technology at Portsmouth University CCI faculty

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=564&v=OYfzaAWIBpc

HapticVive
Force feedback encounter haptics using the HTC Vive and the Baxter robot.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRPM5cVne1s

Drag:on
A Virtual Reality Controller Providing Haptic Feedback Based on Drag and Weight Shift

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf1Ls4M2afg
Project: https://umtl.cs.uni-saarland.de/research/projects/dragon-vr-controller.html

Wolverine
A Wearable Haptic Interface for Grasping in Virtual Reality

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgE7JwlUuX4
Project: http://shape.stanford.edu/research/wolverine/

Inflatable VR Environment

Article: https://mixed.de/schraeg-haptische-vr-umgebung-blaest-sich-selbst-auf/ – DE

The Void Lite für zuhause: Diese VR-Umgebung bläst sich selbst auf.
Additional Links:

https://www.hackster.io/news/rollingstone-provides-haptic-feedback-for-finger-exploration-in-vr-c5911554a20e

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/uploads/prod/2019/05/CHI19_TORC_VR-Controller-for-Finger-based-Interaction.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2096579619300130

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601833/oculus-project-lets-you-feel-in-vr-without-gloves/