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Author Withana, Anusha ♦ Inami, Masahiko ♦ Kondo, Makoto ♦ Sugimoto, Maki ♦ Makino, Yasutoshi ♦ Kakehi, Gota
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Direct touch ♦ 3d display ♦ Haptic stylus ♦ Touch screen
Abstract This article explores direct touch and manipulation techniques for surface computing environments using a specialized haptic force feedback stylus, called ImpAct, which can dynamically change its effective length and equipped with sensors to calculate its orientation in world coordinates. When a user pushes it against a touch screen, the physical stylus shrinks and a rendered projection of the stylus is drawn inside the screen, giving the illusion that it is submerged in the display device. Once the users can see the stylus immersed in the digital world below the screen, he or she can manipulate and interact with the virtual objects with active haptic sensations. In this article, ImpAct's functionality, design, and prototype applications are described in detail with relevance to the concept of direct touch, giving special attention to novel interaction scenarios and design challenges. Furthermore, a technical evaluation was done to study ImpAct's accuracy and controlability and the results presented. This article concludes by discussing ImpAct's current limitations and future perspectives as a direct touch and manipulation tool.
Description Affiliation: Keio University (Withana, Anusha; Kondo, Makoto; Makino, Yasutoshi; Kakehi, Gota; Sugimoto, Maki; Inami, Masahiko)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 2
Page Count 16
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 16

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Source: ACM Digital Library