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2019, 1(2): 176-184

Published Date:2019-4-20 DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.2096-5796.2018.0014

Eye-around vibration haptics on VR immersion improvement

Abstract

Due to the inherent shortcomings of the hardware, the immersion of visual interaction between the user and the virtual reality (VR) equipment is greatly reduced. In this paper, effects of eye-around vibration haptics on improving the VR immersion were studied. The vibration was generated by flexible vibrators whose performance was evaluated by a laser vibrometer. Fitting the vibrators on the human eye area at different positions and derived by different waveforms and frequencies of the input signal, the effects of vibration on the human vision and comfort of the users were verified. Then, with the selected input signals and fitting locations, different kinds of vibration were applied on the eye area cooperating with virtual reality images or videos to evaluate the changes of immersion. Research results provide references to the modeling of eye tactile feedback and the design of relevant tactile device in improving the VR immersion.

Keyword

VR immersion ; Haptics ; Eye tactile feedback ; Vibration actuator

Cite this article

Tao ZENG, Keyu WEI, Yanlin YU, Yi ZHAO. Eye-around vibration haptics on VR immersion improvement. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, 2019, 1(2): 176-184 DOI:10.3724/SP.J.2096-5796.2018.0014

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