Microsoft Research 2011


Research internship with Microsoft Research Redmond (USA). I joined the Computational User Experiences (CUE) group and explored haptics for Kinect.

Timeframe

3 months

Collaboration

Microsoft Research Redmond
Asta Roseway, Dan Morris and Desney Tan


This project has 9 images and 2 videos


Hand-crafted actuator



Testing the haptic prototype with Kinect

Check the video at the bottom of the page for details of the interaction.



Early sketch of an actuated box



Control interface in sync with Xbox development setup



User interface to adjust the many parameters of the haptic interface



Main control box, and four different haptic output boxes



The simplest box, with a vibrotactile motor



Wearable haptic exploration



Another haptic box, with Haptuator



Actuated boxes for directional cues

Design explorations for handheld boxes that give simple directional cues (front/back) in a Kinect-like setup.

Video mov, 640 x 360px , 6.25 MB



Haptic detents/notches over the depth axis

Video mov, 640 x 360px , 26.53 MB