Audio-Tactile Proximity Feedback for Enhancing 3D Manipulation

Alexander Marquardt, Ernst Kruijff, Christina Trepkowski, Jens Maiero, Andrea Schwandt, André Hinkenjann, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Johannes Schoening
In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2018 - October 2018


In presence of conflicting or ambiguous visual cues in complex scenes, performing 3D selection and manipulation tasks can be challenging. To improve motor planning and coordination, we explore audio-tactile cues to inform the user about the presence of objects in hand proximity, e.g., to avoid unwanted object penetrations. We do so through a novel glove-based tactile interface, enhanced by audio cues. Through two user studies, we illustrate that proximity guidance cues improve spatial awareness, hand motions, and collision avoidance behaviors, and show how proximity cues in combination with collision and friction cues can significantly improve performance.

BibTex references

  author       = {Marquardt, Alexander and Kruijff, Ernst and Trepkowski, Christina and Maiero, Jens and Schwandt, Andrea and Hinkenjann, Andr{\'e} and Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang and Schoening, Johannes},
  title        = {Audio-Tactile Proximity Feedback for Enhancing 3D Manipulation},
  booktitle    = {In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2018},
  series       = {VRST},
  month        = {October},
  year         = {2018},

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