Audio-Tactile Proximity Feedback for Enhancing 3D Manipulation

Audio-Tactile Proximity Feedback for Enhancing 3D Manipulation Inproceedings

Alexander Marquardt, Ernst Kruijff, Christina Trepkowski, Jens Maiero, Andrea Schwandt, André Hinkenjann, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Johannes Schöning


In presence of conflicting or ambiguous visual cues in complex scenes, performing 3D selection and manipulation tasks can be challenging. To improve motor planning and coordination, we explore audio-tactile cues to inform the user about the presence of objects in hand proximity, e.g., to avoid unwanted object penetrations. We do so through a novel glove-based tactile interface, enhanced by audio cues. Through two user studies, we illustrate that proximity guidance cues improve spatial awareness, hand motions, and collision avoidance behaviors, and show how proximity cues in combination with collision and friction cues can significantly improve performance.

Date of publication: Nov - 2018
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