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Tactile Echoes: Multisensory Augmented Reality for the Hand

Touch interactions are central to many human activities, but there are few technologies for computationally augmenting free-hand interactions with real environments. Here, we describe Tactile Echoes, a finger-wearable system for augmenting touch …

Methods, devices, and systems for creating localized haptic stimulations on a user

A method of creating localized haptic stimulations on a user includes a wearable device including a plurality of transducers that can each generate one or more waves that propagate away from the wearable device through a medium. The method includes …

Effects of Haptic Feedback on the Wrist during Virtual Manipulation

As an alternative to thimble devices for the fingertips, we investigate haptic systems that apply stimulus to the user's forearm. Our aim is to provide effective interaction with virtual objects, despite the lack of co-location of virtual and …

Haptic Sketches on the Arm for manipulation in virtual reality

We propose a haptic system that applies forces or skin deformation to the user's arm, rather than at the fingertips, for believable interaction with virtual objects as an alternative to complex thimble devices. Such a haptic system would be able to …

Perceptual Limits of Visual-Haptic Simultaneity in Virtual Reality Interactions

The goal of this work is to establish the range of visual-haptic asynchronies that go unnoticed when touching an object. To perform a psychophysical study, however, we would need asynchronous visual-haptic stimuli, but because the contact of the …

Tactile Echoes: A Wearable System for Tactile Augmentation of Objects

We present Tactile Echoes, a wearable system for augmenting tactile interactions with any object. This system senses vibrations in the fingertip that are produced by interactions of the finger with a touched object. It processes the vibration signals …

The Effect of Hand Size and Interaction Modality on the Virtual Hand Illusion

Most commercial virtual reality applications with self avatars provideusers with a 'one-size fits all' avatar. While the height of this body may be scaled to the user's height, other body proportions, such as limb length and hand size, are rarely …