TouchVR: a Wearable Haptic Interface for VR Aimed at Delivering Multi-modal Stimuli at the User’s Palm
PubDate: November 2019
Teams: skolkovo institute of science and technology
Writers: Daria Trinitatova, Dzmitry Tsetserukou, Aleksei Fedoseev
TouchVR is a novel wearable haptic interface which can deliver multimodal tactile stimuli on the palm by DeltaTouch haptic display and vibrotactile feedback on the fingertips by vibration motors for the Virtual Reality (VR) user. DeltaTouch display is capable of generating 3D force vector at the contact point and presenting multimodal tactile sensation of weight, slippage, encounter, softness, and texture. The VR system consists of HTC Vive Pro base stations, head-mounted display (HMD), and Leap Motion controller for tracking the user’s hand motion. The MatrixTouch, BallFeel, RoboX, and AnimalFeel applications have been developed to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed technology. A novel haptic interface can potentially bring a new level of immersion of the user in VR and make it more interactive and tangible.