Haptics 3D is a wearable bracelet and Unity Application.The bracelet syncs with Unity to give haptic feedback when a users hand picks up an object in 3D space and connects the object to another part in 3D space. The demo has 3 cars each needing 2 car tires to be connected to the axels. The tool is meant to be a starting point for better understanding virtual reality of 3D objects and 3D space through haptic feedback.
This project uses Leap Motion to detect hand location in 3D space, Unity to 3D model the scene, imports to connect to the Leap Motion, and Uniduino to connect to the Arduino for Haptic Feedback.
Future developments would allow low cost learning to easily access complex systems and how to build them through virtual reality. Students would learn to build mechanical objects with their hands, when they don’t have access to physical components of a mechanical systems because it doesn’t exist anymore or it is too expensive to gain access to.
“FreeD” by Amit Zoran. 2013
“Haptic Intelligentsia” by Joong Han Lee. 2012
Amit uses magnets for 3D tracking. I found this website that appears to be a DIY. Maybe I can work on this for another project if the Leap works.
I was worried it wouldn’t so I did a lot of research on 3D magnet tracking, which is still an option maybe…maybe I’ll save it for another project. I’ll post some links just so people can see what I was thinking about if you’re interested.
DIY Magnet Tracker Sites
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Understanding the limitations of the pen. Make sure it can work with how I want to use it.
THE LEAP WORKS!
Pen over Leap
Flu Trend Data Visualization from Meng Shi on Vimeo.
“Flu Trend” is a physical data visualization of flu in different city of USA. Data from Google ORG.
In this one, I choose Pittsburgh and San Diego. The brightness of LED light indicate the serious of the flu. With the date display on screen, we can understand when is the most serious time and we should go to health centre to get a vaccine.
Because I get a bad cold recent days, I hope it can help people to take care in this season (During the visualization, from Nov-Jan is the most serious period every year). It could work as a advertisement of health care centre or hospital, to encourage people to get a vaccine when necessary.
Fleeting Desperation from Dan Russo on Vimeo.
Fleeting Desperation gathers information regarding fresh water reserves on the west coast (specifically California). Heavy river control and population increase have stretched the capabilities of the the region to sustain life. Year by year the data is reflected by scratching on the back side of the artifact. As the water continues to deplete, the scratching grows slower and slower.
Computer Augmented Craft – Christian Fiebig from The Machine on Vimeo.
This kind of intelligent learning used to aid in the design process is what I was really interested in when deciding to pursue tangible interaction design. I want to design a design process. I want to design a tool that aids in the design process.
Augmented Materiality from greyshed on Vimeo.
Here is another project that has very successful research results for augmented prototyping using wax, yet another predictable-unpredictable type of material. Maybe I can work with wax? I have worked with it before with water.