A thermally enhanced weather checking system in VR

Zikun Chen, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Kouta Minamizawa

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this project, by combining thermal feedback with Virtual Reality (VR) and utilizing thermal stimuli to present temperature data of weather, we attempted to provide a multi-sensory experience for enhancing users' perception of environment in virtual space. By integrating thermal modules with the current VR head mounted display to provide thermal feedback directly on the face, and by setting thermal stimulus to provide similar feeling towards real air temperature, we developed an application in which users are able to "feel" the weather in VR environment. An user experiment was also conducted to evaluate our design, according to which we verified that thermal feedback can improve users' experience in perceiving environment, and this research also provided a new approach for setting thermal feedback for presenting environmental information in virtual space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2017 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages123-125
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 20
Event30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2017 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2017 Oct 222017 Oct 25

Other

Other30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2017
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period17/10/2217/10/25

Keywords

  • Environmental information
  • Haptic
  • Thermal
  • Virtual reality
  • VR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Chen, Z., Peiris, R. L., & Minamizawa, K. (2017). A thermally enhanced weather checking system in VR. In UIST 2017 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 123-125). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3131785.3131825