TurkDeck: Physical Virtual Reality Based on People (UIST15)

Cheng,Lung-Pan, Roumen, Thijs , Rantzsch, Hannes, Köhler, Sven, Schmidt, Patrick, Jasper, Johannes, Kemper, Jonas, Baudisch, Patrick

TurkDeck is an immersive virtual reality system that reproduces not only what users see and hear, but also what users feel. TurkDeck produces the haptic sensation using props, i.e., when users touch or manipulate an object in the virtual world, they simultaneously also touch or manipulate a corresponding object in the physical world. Unlike previous work on prop-based virtual reality, however, TurkDeck creates these physical representations on the fly by making a group of human workers present and operate the props only when and where the user can actually reach them.

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Lung-Pan Cheng, Thijs Roumen, Hannes Rantzsch, Sven Köhler, Patrick Schmidt, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Jasper, Jonas Kemper, and Patrick Baudisch. 2015. TurkDeck: Physical Virtual Reality Based on People. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 417-426. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807463

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