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Evaluating the Influence of Haptic Force-Feedback on 3D Selection Tasks using Natural Egocentric Gestures

Pawar, VM; Steed, A; (2009) Evaluating the Influence of Haptic Force-Feedback on 3D Selection Tasks using Natural Egocentric Gestures. In: Steed, A and Reiners, D and Lindeman, RW, (eds.) IEEE Virtual Reality 2009, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, March 14 - 18, 2009: Proceedings. (pp. 11 - 18). IEEE Computer Soc: Piscataway, US. Green open access

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Abstract

Immersive Virtual Environments (IVEs) allow participants to interact with their 3D surroundings using natural hand gestures. Previous work shows that the addition of haptic feedback cues improves performance on certain 3D tasks. However, we believe this is not true for all situations. Depending on the difficulty of the task, we suggest that we should expect differences in the ballistic movement of our hands when presented with different types of haptic force-feedback conditions. We investigated how hard, soft and no haptic force-feedback responses, experienced when in contact with the surface of an object, affected user performance on a task involving selection of multiple targets. To do this, we implemented a natural egocentric selection interaction technique by integrating a two-handed large-scale force-feedback device in to a CAVE (TM)-like IVE system. With this, we performed a user study where we show that participants perform selection tasks best when interacting with targets that exert soft haptic force-feedback cues. For targets that have hard and no force-feedback properties, we highlight certain associated hand movement that participants make under these conditions, that we hypothesise reduce their performance.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Evaluating the Influence of Haptic Force-Feedback on 3D Selection Tasks using Natural Egocentric Gestures
Event: IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Dates: 2009-03-14 - 2009-03-18
ISBN-13: 978142443943-0
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2009.4810992
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VR.2009.4810992
Language: English
Additional information: © © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: Haptics, 3D selection, Task performance, Two-handed interaction, Force-feedback, Performance
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1397765
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