ARForce: A marker-based augmented reality system for force distribution input

Kensei Jo, Yasuaki Kakehi, Kouta Minamizawa, Hideaki Nii, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi

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Abstract

In recent years, the use of augmented reality (AR) systems has become quite common. Many marker-based AR systems can input the positions of physical markers and realize a combination of real-world and computer-generated graphics. However, few systems can recognize other information such as fingertip motions. The objective of our study is to create AR environments in which users can manipulate virtual objects by using natural finger motions. Toward this end, we propose a novel marker-based AR system called "ARForcc." ARForcc enables users to measure the 3D position of markers as well as also the distribution of force vectors that arc applied by a user. Using this system, users can manipulate virtual objects using various finger motions.Our proposed system comprises a camera and an input device. The input device is an clastic body and it comprises two types of markers. One is a square-shaped marker that enables a user to detect the position of the device. The other markers arc small circular-shaped ones that arc placed within the clastic body. The positions of the circular markers arc moved when a user applies a force to the device. This enables force detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008
Pages160-165
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2008 Dec 32008 Dec 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period08/12/308/12/5

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Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Computer human interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Media Technology

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Jo, K., Kakehi, Y., Minamizawa, K., Nii, H., Kawakami, N., & Tachi, S. (2008). ARForce: A marker-based augmented reality system for force distribution input. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008 (pp. 160-165). (Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2008). https://doi.org/10.1145/1501750.1501788