Passive Haptic Menus for Desk-Based and HMD-Projected Virtual Reality

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PubDate: August 2019

Teams: RWTH Aachen University;University of Trier

Writers: Daniel Zielasko; Marcel Krüger; Benjamin Weyers; Torsten W. Kuhlen

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Abstract

In this work we evaluate the impact of passive haptic feedback on touch-based menus, given the constraints and possibilities of a seated, desk-based scenario in VR. Therefore, we compare a menu that once is placed on the surface of a desk and once mid-air on a surface in front of the user. The study design is completed by two conditions without passive haptic feedback. In the conducted user study (n = 33) we found effects of passive haptics (present vs- non-present) and menu alignment (desk vs. mid-air) on the task performance and subjective look & feel, however the race between the conditions was close. An overall winner was the mid-air menu with passive haptic feedback, which however raises hardware requirements.

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