HapSeat: Producing Motion Sensation with Multiple Force-feedback Devices Embedded in a Seat

Fabien Danieau 1, 2 Julien Fleureau 2 Philippe Guillotel 2 Nicolas Mollet 2 Marc Christie 3 Anatole Lécuyer 1
1 VR4I - Virtual Reality for Improved Innovative Immersive Interaction
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
3 MIMETIC - Analysis-Synthesis Approach for Virtual Human Simulation
IRISA-D6 - MEDIA ET INTERACTIONS, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , UR2 - Université de Rennes 2
Abstract : We introduce a novel way of simulating sensations of motion which does not require an expensive and cumbersome motion platform. Multiple force-feedbacks are applied to the seated user's body to generate a sensation of motion experiencing passive navigation. A set of force-feedback devices such as mobile armrests or headrests are arranged around a seat so that they can apply forces to the user. We have dubbed this new approach HapSeat. A proof of concept has been designed which uses three low-cost force-feedback devices, and two control models have been implemented. Results from the rst user study suggest that subjective sensations of motion are reliably generated using either model. Our results pave the way to a novel device to generate consumer motion e ects based on our prototype.
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Fabien Danieau, Julien Fleureau, Philippe Guillotel, Nicolas Mollet, Marc Christie, et al.. HapSeat: Producing Motion Sensation with Multiple Force-feedback Devices Embedded in a Seat. VRST - Virtual Reality Software and Technology - 2012, Dec 2012, Toronto, Canada. ⟨hal-00766258v2⟩

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