A Comparison of Three Techniques to Interact in Large Virtual Environments Using Haptic Devices with Limited Workspace

  • Lionel Dominjon
  • Anatole Lécuyer
  • Jean-Marie Burkhardt
  • Simon Richir
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4035)

Abstract

This paper describes an experiment that was conducted to evaluate three interaction techniques aiming at interacting with large virtual environments using haptic devices with limited workspace: the Scaling technique, the Clutching technique, and the Bubble technique. Participants were asked to paint a virtual model as fast and as precisely as possible inside a CAVE, using a “desktop” haptic device. The results showed that the Bubble technique enabled both the quickest and the most precise paintings. It was also the most appreciated technique.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel Dominjon
    • 1
  • Anatole Lécuyer
    • 2
  • Jean-Marie Burkhardt
    • 3
  • Simon Richir
    • 1
  1. 1.P & I Laboratory, ENSAM AngersFrance
  2. 2.SIAMES Project, INRIA/IRISAFrance
  3. 3.EIFFEL ProjectUniversity of Paris 5/INRIAFrance

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