Thermoquest-awearable head mounted display to augment realities with thermal feedback

Kirill Ragozin, Xiaru Meng, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Katrin Wolf, George Chernyshov, Kai Kunze

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Abstract

We present ThermoQuest, a self-contained wearable head-mounted display system for enhancing Virtual Reality experiences with temperature feedback. It's constructed with commodity hardware elements, featuring 6 Peltier elements on the rim of the headset touching the users face. We explain the design and implementation of an affordable wearable thermal VR prototype build with commodity hardware. In a user study with 15 participants, we show evidence for a significant difference in reported presence in VR between thermal VR and control conditions (p > 0.017) in a counterbalanced experimental setup. We end with a discussion and use cases of the presented VR prototype and similar systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450386432
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 12
Event20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2021 - Virtual, Online, Belgium
Duration: 2021 Dec 52021 Dec 8

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2021
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/12/521/12/8

Keywords

  • Multimodal Interfaces
  • Thermal Feedback
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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