A Virtual-Reality System for Interacting with Three-Dimensional Models Using a Haptic Device and a Head-Mounted Display

Elie Saad1, Wrobert Funnell1, Paul G. Kry2, Nicole Ventura1

  • 1McGill University
  • 2McGill University, School of Computer Science

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Poster Session

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10:00 - 17:00 | Tue 30 Oct | Foyer | B1P-D

Engineering for Life Sciences

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Visualizing and simulating the real world by means of 3D models is important in many fields. Exploiting the human senses, such as the sense of sight with head-mounted displays (HMDs) and the sense of touch with haptic devices, has helped in creating immersive VR experiences. However, HMDs and haptics have seldom been combined. The objective of this research was to develop a VR system which combines both a consumer-level HMD and a mid-level haptic device. The system was tested with two 3D anatomical models. The technical performance of the system was evaluated, and a small user evaluation was performed.

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