Merwan Achibet, Maud Marchal, Ferran Argelaguet, Anatole Lecuyer
We propose a novel visuo-haptic interaction paradigm called the "Virtual Mitten" for simulating 3D object manipulation. Our approach introduces a mitten metaphor controlled by a handheld elastic device to grasp and manipulate objects. The grasping performed by the mitten is directly correlated with the grip force applied on the elastic device and a supplementary pseudo-haptic effect modulates the visual feedback of the interaction in order to simulate different haptic perceptions. Our user study indicates that users were able perform various manipulation tasks and that they could reliably feel our pseudo-haptic effect.
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