Tutorials

Organizers:
Francesco Chinello, Nikhil Deshpande and Konstantinos Koumaditis

Abstract:
Despite extended reality (XR) technologies’ accessibility, widespread success, and significant industrial effort in research and development, most of the interactions between XR’s digital artefacts and the users still rely on visual feedback provided through virtual interaction and artificial paradigms (such as snapping, teleportation, or pointing selection). Haptic feedback for XR interaction is often limited to vibrotactile cues provided at the hand-held controller level; however, touch sensation is crucial in all those applications where digital interaction relies on users’ intuition and manipulative tasks. In this sense, the integration and intersection between Haptics and XR promises to achieve interesting scenarios and more efficient solutions, as well as opportunities for academic and industrial advancements. However, there are significant open challenges in this domain, related to hardware as well as software technologies. This half day online tutorial aims to provide the audience with an overview of how research and industrial case scenarios related to haptics connect to challenges and opportunities proposed by the integration with XR technologies.

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Organizers:
Bernhard Riecke, Behrang Keshavarz and Rose Rouhani

Abstract:
This half-day tutorial will provide a comprehensive overview of cybersickness in virtual reality (VR). It will cover the definition, symptoms, and impact of cyber¬sickness, as well as the leading theories and factors that influence it. The tutorial will also introduce a novel, open-source cyber-sickness benchmark system designed to standardize the assessment and mitigation of cyber-sickness. Attendees will learn how to use the benchmark to evaluate VR experiences and mitigation techniques, and will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive workshop to discuss potential improvements and future directions for the benchmark.

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