HapticSerpent: A wearable haptic feedback robot for VR

Mohammed Al-Sada, Keren Jiang, Shubhhankar Ranade, Xinlei Piao, Thomas Höglund, Tatsuo Nakajima

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    11 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Haptic feedback is an important part of virtual reality (VR), where it can increase the immersion and enjoyment. Within VR, research literature and products are mainly limited to vibrotactile feedback for the torso. We believe that additional types of haptic feedback around other areas of the body could potentially yield interesting VR experiences. Thus, we present HapticSerpent, which is a waist-worn robot capable of various haptic feedback on the torso, neck, face, arms and hands. We present our implementation specifications, followed by an initial evaluation to measure the distinguishability of taps applied to the torso. Also, we surveyed the acceptability of receiving feedback in different locations on the body. Participants noted an overall higher accuracy on the upper and sides of the torso and they generally disfavored haptic feedback in sensitive areas due to potential harm. Lastly, we discuss various research opportunities and challenges and present our future direction.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    ホスト出版物のサブタイトルEngage with CHI
    出版社Association for Computing Machinery
    ISBN(電子版)9781450356206, 9781450356213
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 4月 20
    イベント2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
    継続期間: 2018 4月 212018 4月 26


    Other2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
    • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
    • ソフトウェア


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