Development of a low-cost multimodal VR system for engineering design

Roper, Tessa, Lawson, Glyn and Abdullah, Che (2017) Development of a low-cost multimodal VR system for engineering design. In: Designing Interactive Systems 2017 (DIS 2017), 10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh, UK.

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Virtual Reality technologies are available at a lower cost than ever before. However, such systems are developed mainly for the consumer market, and inaccuracies in spatial judgements may make them unsuitable for specific applications like Engineering Design. There is evidence to suggest that the addition of haptic feedback may improve spatial judgements, but most commercially available haptic systems are impractical and unaffordable outside of specialist research settings and large enterprises. We describe the challenges for developing a multimodal VR system using only low-cost off-the-shelf technologies, and demonstrate a working prototype of a system which aims to overcome these issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: DIS '17 companion : proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference : companion publication on designing interactive systems. New York : ACM, c2017. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4991-8. pp. 293-296. doi: 10.1145/3064857.3079177
Keywords: Virtual Reality; Multimodality; Haptic feedback; Engineering
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
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Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 08:26
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:49

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