A Hybrid 2D-3D Tangible Interface for Virtual Reality
PubDate: August 2021
Teams: Northwestern Polytechnical University； The University of Auckland
Writers: Li Zhang；Weiping He；Huidong Bai；Jun He；Yiyue Qiao；Mark Billinghurst
Virtual Reality (VR) controllers are widely used for easy object selection and manipulation as a primary 3D input method in the virtual environment. Mobile devices with touchscreens like smartphones or tablets provide precise 2D tangible inputs. This research combines a VR controller and a touch-based smartphone to create a novel hybrid 2D-3D interface for enhanced VR interaction. We present the interface design and its implementation and also demonstrate four featured scenarios with the hybrid interface.