Stereohaptics

Project Members

Ali Israr (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Siyan (Susan) Zhao (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Zachary Schwemler (CMU)
Adam Fritz (University of Pittsburgh)

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Stereohaptics is a framework for creating, editing, storing, sharing and broadcasting dynamic haptic media through current computing devices. Adapted from an audio-based infrastructure, the Stereohaptics framework uses off-the-shelf hardware components and available software tools to create various haptic interfaces and applications. The framework supports users to craft a variety of haptic effects on, across and around the body using two or more haptic actuators. We further extended the framework to include mechanical and electrical actuators. The framework also supports generating moving sensations and we conducted psychophysical studies to estimate control parameters to these sensations. To demonstrate the framework, we introduce a toolkit and report users’ feedback on the toolkit in two workshop sessions. In general, the Stereohaptics framework is simple-to-adopt and easy-to-use by everyday users to create a dynamic haptic experience for a wide variety of everyday applications.

 

 

Publications

Stereohaptics- A Haptic Interaction Toolkit for Tangible Virtual Experiences-Thumbnail

Stereohaptics: A Haptic Interaction Toolkit for Tangible Virtual Experiences
July 24, 2016
ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Workshop Course 2016
Paper File [pdf, 2.40 MB]

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