Build-and-Touch: A Low-Cost, DIY, Open-Source Approach Towards Touchable Virtual Reality
PubDate: June 2021
Teams: June 2021
Writers: Pascal Karg；Julian Kreimeier;Timo Götzelmann
Virtual Reality (VR) is attracting more and more attention from academic research and practical application with the current availability of low-cost and end-user friendly devices. In terms of haptic (rather than visual) interaction, however, this technology is still in its infancy and there are few devices that are inexpensive and technologically simple to operate, respectively to procure. In this context, we present a concept of how haptic interaction with VR data gloves can also succeed by means of a commercially available web cam, sophisticated tracking software, and homemade low-cost hardware. All hardware and software components are to be obtained inexpensively or are open-source in order to achieve the greatest possible dissemination potential. With this work, we intend to provide an important trigger for future improvements and dissemination in terms of both technology and areas of application.