FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement

Takuya Kitade, Wataru Yamada, Hiroyuki Manabe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We propose to equip smartphone-based HMDs (SbHMDs) with an additional touch pad. SbHMDs are a low cost approach to allowing users to experience virtual reality (VR). Current SbHMDs, however, provide poor input functionality and sometimes external devices are necessary to enhance the VR experience. Our proposal uses frustrated total internal reflection (FTIR) to realize a touch pad on the external surfaces of the HMD case; no special devices are needed. As simple FTIR approaches do not suit SbHMDs due to the spatial relation between camera and light, we design an arrangement of acrylic plates and mirror suitable for smartphone's built-in camera and torch-light. It extends the input vocabulary SbHMDs to include touch location, gestures, and also pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages174-175
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 11
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2018 Oct 142018 Oct 17

Publication series

NameUIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period18/10/1418/10/17

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Helmet mounted displays
Smartphones
Virtual reality
Cameras
Acrylics
Mirrors
Costs

Keywords

  • Frustrated total internal reflection (FTIR)
  • Mobile HMD
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Kitade, T., Yamada, W., & Manabe, H. (2018). FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement. In UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 174-175). (UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3266037.3271641

FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement. / Kitade, Takuya; Yamada, Wataru; Manabe, Hiroyuki.

UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 174-175 (UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kitade, T, Yamada, W & Manabe, H 2018, FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement. in UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 174-175, 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018, Berlin, Germany, 18/10/14. https://doi.org/10.1145/3266037.3271641
Kitade T, Yamada W, Manabe H. FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement. In UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 174-175. (UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1145/3266037.3271641
Kitade, Takuya ; Yamada, Wataru ; Manabe, Hiroyuki. / FTIR-based Touch Pad for Smartphone-based HMD Enhancement. UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 174-175 (UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).
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