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Conference Papers Year : 2023

MultiVibes: What if your VR Controller had 10 Times more Vibrotactile Actuators?

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Consumer-grade virtual reality (VR) controllers are typically equipped with one vibrotactile actuator, allowing to create simple and non-spatialized tactile sensations through the vibration of the entire controller. Leveraging the funneling effect, an illusion in which multiple vibrations are perceived as a single one, we propose MultiVibes, a VR controller capable of rendering spatialized sensations at different locations on the user’s hand and fingers. The designed prototype includes ten vibrotactile actuators, directly in contact with the skin of the hand, limiting the propagation of vibrations through the controller. We evaluated MultiVibes through two controlled experiments. The first one focused on the ability of users to recognize spatio-temporal patterns, while the second one focused on the impact of MultiVibes on the users’ haptic experience when interacting with virtual objects they can feel. Taken together, the results show that MultiVibes is capable of providing accurate spatialized feedback and that users prefer MultiVibes over recent VR controllers.
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hal-04216306 , version 1 (24-09-2023)

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Grégoire Richard, Thomas Pietrzak, Ferran Argelaguet, Anatole Lécuyer, Géry Casiez. MultiVibes: What if your VR Controller had 10 Times more Vibrotactile Actuators?. ISMAR 2023 - 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Oct 2023, Sidney, Australia. pp.1-10. ⟨hal-04216306⟩
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