Weirding Haptics

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2021
Platformⓘ Unity
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (AGPL 3)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (Oculus Touch)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time, Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Target-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Demonstration

Additional Information

Weirding Haptics is a design tool for and within virtual reality environments where vocalizations are mapped to vibration patterns attached to virtual objects. Vocalizations are recorded and mapped to vibration patterns felt when touching the object. These patterns can have parameters such as maximum amplitude modulated based on the position or velocity of contact. Several patterns can be layered over each other to create more complex effects impossible to accomplish through one recording.

For more information on Weirding Haptics, please consult the UIST’21 paper or the GitHub repository.