Cha et al. Authoring

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2007
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile, Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (76-tactor glove and PHANTOM)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ Visual
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Keyframe, Demonstration

Additional Information

The authoring tool described by Cha et al. is meant to create interactions to be broadcast using MPEG-4 Binary Format for Scenes (BIFS). Haptic effects are represented through different “nodes” that support moving a force-feedback device along a trajectory, guiding a force-feedback device to a specific position, and triggering vibration on a tactile array. The tool itself supports recording motion on a force-feedback device for use in these nodes and an interface for creating and aligning vibration effects with pre-existing video files.

For more information, consult the WHC’07 paper.