ThermoVR: Exploring Integrated Thermal Haptic Feedback with Head Mounted Displays

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025824

論文アブストラクト:Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) provide a promising opportunity for providing haptic feedback on the head for an enhanced immersive experience. In ThermoVR, we integrated five thermal feedback modules on the HMD to provide thermal feedback directly onto the user's face. We conducted evaluations with 15 participants using two approaches: Firstly, we provided simultaneously actuated thermal stimulations (hot and cold) as directional cues and evaluated the accuracy of recognition; secondly, we evaluated the overall immersive thermal experience that the users experience when provided with thermal feedback on the face. Results indicated that the recognition accuracy for cold stimuli were of approx. 89.5% accuracy while the accuracy for hot stimuli were 68.6%. Also, participants reported that they felt a higher level of immersion on the face when all modules were simultaneously stimulated (hot and cold). The presented applications demonstrate the ThermoVR's directional cueing and immersive experience.

日本語のまとめ:

ペルチェ素子を用いて温度提示が可能なHMDを作成した。5個のペルチェ素子を組み合わせて用いる事で9方向に温・冷の温度提示が可能。実験によって温度感覚に対する没入感が増加することが明らかになった。

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