Grandpa’s new old times: reminiscent of the past with haptics and VR
DETAILS OF THE WORK
AWARDS 2021 FINALISTS
“Grandpa’s new old times: reminiscent of the past with haptics and VR '' is the result of our collective work in the lab. It explores how new technology can be used to bring the elderly back to the good old days (a part of Gerontechnology). In addition to entertainment, virtual reality can be actively helped in the treatment of dementia by designing meaningful nostalgic scenes. We have designed a haptics kit that can be an add-on to the Oculus controller to increase immersion during experiencing VR. In the future, we hope to enable the elderly to have fun and get into the flow of the game with the system we designed. We developed the scene in Unity, using MAX/MSP to connect the position and state signals of Unity and the Haptics kits, and generated the haptics illusion with vibrations on the hardware. The shape, weight and the way the modules are joined together are delicately designed to give the user a visually matching haptics experience.
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Mingcheng Wu, Yipin Huang, Wei-Chen Yen, Chun-Cheng Hsu
Research team on HCI ｜Taiwan
We are a research team based in Institute of Applied Arts NYCU, Taiwan, and we are studying the interaction between VR and haptics. Recently, we have been focusing on the design of haptics kits to understand the immersion relevance of haptics to virtual space by prototyping.