A Hybrid Haptic Interface

Virtual Reality | 2016
In Collaboration with Weihao Qiu

We present hybrid hatpic objects, a technique that produces static 3D models with two interpretations, which change as a function of touching speed with haptic interface in virtual reality environment. Hybrid haptic objects are based on the multiscale physical force feedback and are motivated by hybrid images in visual perception. These objects can be used to create a compelling haptic experience in which the feeling of the object changes as the touching speed changes. We show two proof-of-concept examples to prove it is possible to build hybrid haptic objects in virtual reality domain. We design a general mechanism to generate a hybrid haptic object by taking two images as inputs.