FeelCraft

Project Members

Siyan (Susan) Zhao (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Oliver Schneider (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jill F. Lehman (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Ali Israr (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

A user enjoyed excited and animated haptic experience using the FeelCraft plugin integrated with the media.

 

FeelCraft is an architecture that monitors events and activities in the media, and associates them to user-defined haptic content in a seamless and structured way. It allows novice users to easily create, edit, save and share haptic content and play and broadcast them to other users to feel the same haptic experience. FeelCraft utilizes the library of Feel Effects and associate them with six events in games. Combined with prior Feel Effects, the overall library includes more than 70 feel effects associated with rain fall, strike, heartbeat, and many more. The FeelCraft plugin is implemented on gaming pads, mobile phones and tablet sleeves.

In a typical playmode, media triggers haptic effects associated with FE stored in the FE library. A user playing the game feels feel effects with actions and events in the game. In the craftmode, users create and save new FEs and tune, edit, share and broadcast existing FEs using the authoring and playback interface. The FeelCraft plugin and its authoring interface is demonstrated in the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2014, Hawaii on October 6, 2014. It is again presented on November 18-20, 2014 in Asia Haptics, Tsukuba, Japan.

FeelCraft is a haptic plugin for crafting user experience and interactions for the media.

FeelCraft is a haptic plugin for crafting user experience and interactions for the media.

 

A feel effect associates cat's walking to the corresponding haptic animation on a user's back.

A feel effect associates cat’s walking to the corresponding haptic animation on a user’s back.

 

The FeelCraft architecture extends current media plugin by introducing a library of "feel effects" that is is used to author, personalize and share the haptic experience.

The FeelCraft architecture extends current media plugin by introducing a library of “feel effects” that is is used to author, personalize and share the haptic experience.

 

A library of feel effects is created that is associated with six events of the game.

A library of feel effects is created that is associated with six events of the game.

 

Parameter settings of feel effects are chosen for cat walking in the media.

Parameter settings of feel effects are chosen for cat walking in the media.

 

Parameter settings of feel effects are chosen for cat running in the media.

Parameter settings of feel effects are chosen for cat running in the media.

 

User's can select feel effects from presets authored and shared among users.

User’s can select feel effects from presets authored and shared among users.

 

Haptic animation feedback is played back on a single user.

Haptic animation feedback is played back on a single user.

 

Haptic animation feedback is played back on a multiple users by broadcasting the haptics media.

Haptic animation feedback is played back on a multiple users by broadcasting the haptics media.

 

FeelCraft plugin is used to enhance experience of the movie-goers.

FeelCraft plugin is used to enhance experience of the movie-goers.

 

FeelCraft plugin provides enjoyable and exciting experience for gamers.

FeelCraft plugin provides enjoyable and exciting experience for gamers.

 

FeelCraft plugin is also used for movies, educational and social media.

FeelCraft plugin is also used for music, educational and social media.

 

Demonstration of FeelCraft in UIST 2014 Hawaii.

Demonstration of FeelCraft in UIST 2014 Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

Publications

FeelSleeve- Haptic Feedback to Enhance Early Reading-Thumbnail

FeelSleeve: Haptic Feedback to Enhance Early Reading
April 18, 2015
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2015
Paper File [pdf, 5.01 MB]

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FeelCraft: User-Crafted Tactile Content
November 18, 2014
Asia Haptics 2014
Paper File [pdf, 2.66 MB]

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FeelCraft: Crafting Tactile Experiences for Media using a Feel Effect Library
October 6, 2014
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (ACM UIST) 2014
Paper File [pdf, 1.79 MB]

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