Improving the ergonomics of hand tracking inputs to VR HMD's

Scott Devine, Chris Nicholson, Karen Rafferty, Chris Herdman

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Abstract

This study improves the ergonomics of using the Leap Motion hand tracking device with an Oculus Rift. The improvements were realised through the use of a 3D printed mount that angled the Leap Motion down by 30 degrees. This allowed for users to interact with a virtual environment in which their arms may be held in a biomechanically less stressful location, rather than up and in front of their face. To validate the configuration, 15 participants completed a specially designed task which involved pressing virtual buttons in a given location. The button pressing task was performed in three configurations that compared the angled mount against the standard forward facing mount. Results indicate that the angled mount eliminates tracking loses, whilst producing comparable accuracy against the control condition and allowing the participant to interact in a more natural arm posture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision WSCG 2017: Proceedings
EditorsVaclav Skala
PublisherUniversity of West Bohemia
Pages167-174
Number of pages8
Volume2702
EditionMay
ISBN (Electronic)9788086943503
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jun 2017
Event25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, WSCG 2017 - Plzen, Czech Republic
Duration: 29 May 201702 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameComputer Science Research Notes: Short Papers Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2464-4617

Conference

Conference25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, WSCG 2017
CountryCzech Republic
CityPlzen
Period29/05/201702/06/2017

Keywords

  • Hand tracking
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Leap Motion
  • Oculus Rift
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Devine, S., Nicholson, C., Rafferty, K., & Herdman, C. (2017). Improving the ergonomics of hand tracking inputs to VR HMD's. In V. Skala (Ed.), International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision WSCG 2017: Proceedings (May ed., Vol. 2702, pp. 167-174). (Computer Science Research Notes: Short Papers Proceedings). University of West Bohemia.