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Haptic Workbench: a multisensory virtual environment
Author(s): Duncan R. Stevenson; Kevin A. Smith; John P. McLaughlin; Chris J. Gunn; J. Paul Veldkamp; Mark J. Dixon
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Paper Abstract

The Haptic Workbench combines stereo images, co-located force feedback and 3D audio to produce a small-scale hands- in virtual environment system. This paper present the Haptic Workbench, the HCI issues that arose and its deployment in prototype industrial applications. The problems associated with combining global graphic and local haptic rendering in an efficient and generalized manner are described. The benefits and the difficulties associated with this class of virtual environment system are discussed, the experience gained in applying it to industrial applications is described and conclusions are drawn about the appropriate use of co-located multi-sensory technologies in Virtual Environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3639, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349400
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Duncan R. Stevenson, CSIRO (Australia)
Kevin A. Smith, CSIRO (Australia)
John P. McLaughlin, ReachIn Technologies AB (Sweden)
Chris J. Gunn, CSIRO (Australia)
J. Paul Veldkamp, CSIRO (Australia)
Mark J. Dixon, ReachIn Technologies AB (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3639:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI
Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Scott S. Fisher; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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