ThermoVR: Exploring integrated thermal haptic feedback with head mounted displays

Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Wei Peng, Zikun Chen, Liwei Chan, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages5452-5456
Number of pages5
Volume2017-May
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 2
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 2017 May 62017 May 11

Other

Other2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period17/5/617/5/11

Keywords

  • Head mounted display
  • Thermal display
  • Thermal haptics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Peiris, R. L., Peng, W., Chen, Z., Chan, L., & Minamizawa, K. (2017). ThermoVR: Exploring integrated thermal haptic feedback with head mounted displays. In CHI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire (Vol. 2017-May, pp. 5452-5456). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025824