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Human-scale interaction for virtual model displays: a clear case for real tools
Author(s): George C. Williams; Ian E. McDowall; Mark T. Bolas
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Paper Abstract

We describe a hand-held user interface for interacting with virtual environments displayed on a Virtual Model Display. The tool, constructed entirely of transparent materials, is see-through. We render a graphical counterpart of the tool on the display and map it one-to-one with the real tool. This feature, combined with a capability for touch- sensitive, discrete input, results in a useful spatial input device that is visually versatile. We discuss the tool's design and interaction techniques it supports. Briefly, we look at the human factors issues and engineering challenges presented by this tool and, in general, by the class of hand-held user interfaces that are see-through.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3295, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems V, (30 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307182
Show Author Affiliations
George C. Williams, Fakespace, Inc. (United States)
Ian E. McDowall, Fakespace, Inc. (United States)
Mark T. Bolas, Fakespace, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3295:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems V
Mark T. Bolas; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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