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H-Reality SIGNED

Mixed Haptic Feedback for Mid-Air Interactions in Virtual and Augmented Realities

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Project "H-Reality" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Edgbaston
postcode: B15 2TT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙994˙965 €
 EC max contribution 2˙994˙965 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-10-01   to  2021-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    ACTRONIKA FR (PARIS) participant 597˙742.00
4    ULTRAHAPTICS LIMITED UK (BRISTOL) participant 593˙350.00
5    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 398˙495.00


 Project objective

“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth” (Margaret Atwood), yet digital content today remains focused on visual and auditory stimulation. Even in the realm of VR and AR, sight and sound remain paramount. In contrast, methods for delivering haptic (sense of touch) feedback in commercial media are significantly less advanced than graphical and auditory feedback. Yet without a sense of touch, experiences ultimately feel hollow, virtual realities feel false, and Human-Computer Interfaces become unintuitive. Our vision is to be the first to imbue virtual objects with a physical presence, providing a revolutionary, untethered, virtual-haptic reality: H-Reality. The ambition of H-Reality will be achieved by integrating the commercial pioneers of ultrasonic “non-contact” haptics, state-of-the-art vibrotactile actuators, novel mathematical and tribological modelling of the skin and mechanics of touch, and experts in the psychophysical rendering of sensation. The result will be a sensory experience where digital 3D shapes and textures are made manifest in real space via modulated, focused, ultrasound, ready for the untethered hand to feel, where next-generation wearable haptic rings provide directional vibrotactile stimulation, informing users of an object's dynamics, and where computational renderings of specific materials can be distinguished via their surface properties. The implications of this technology will be far-reaching. The computer touch-screen will be brought into the third dimension so that swipe gestures will be augmented with instinctive rotational gestures, allowing intuitive manipulation of 3D data sets and strolling about the desktop as a virtual landscape of icons, apps and files. H-Reality will transform online interactions; dangerous machinery will be operated virtually from the safety of the home, and surgeons will hone their skills on thin air.


List of deliverables.
Vibrotaction mechanism models Documents, reports 2020-02-18 11:08:25
\"Non-contact Haptic prototype #1\" Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-18 11:08:24
Demonstrations and Outreach activities Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-18 11:08:25
\"Non-contact Haptic prototype #2\" Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-18 11:08:25
Data management plan Documents, reports 2020-02-18 11:08:24
Perceptual limits for materials and objects Documents, reports 2020-02-18 11:08:24
Website/social media and logo Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-18 11:08:24

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of H-Reality deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Thomas Howard, Maud Marchal, Anatole Lecuyer, Claudio Pacchierotti
PUMAH: Pan-Tilt Ultrasound Mid-Air Haptics for Larger Interaction Workspace in Virtual Reality
published pages: 38-44, ISSN: 1939-1412, DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2019.2963028
IEEE Transactions on Haptics 13/1 2020-04-01
2020 Steeven Villa Salazar, Claudio Pacchierotti, Xavier de Tinguy, Anderson Maciel, Maud Marchal
Altering the Stiffness, Friction, and Shape Perception of Tangible Objects in Virtual Reality Using Wearable Haptics
published pages: 167-174, ISSN: 1939-1412, DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2020.2967389
IEEE Transactions on Haptics 13/1 2020-04-01

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