The Benefits of Passive Haptics and Perceptual Manipulation for Extended Reality Interactions in Constrained Passenger Spaces

Medeiros, D. , Wilson, G., McGill, M. and Brewster, S. (2023) The Benefits of Passive Haptics and Perceptual Manipulation for Extended Reality Interactions in Constrained Passenger Spaces. In: 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23), Hamburg, Germany, 23-28 Apr 2023, p. 232. ISBN 9781450394215 (doi: 10.1145/3544548.3581079)

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Abstract

Extended Reality (XR) technology brings exciting possibilities for aeroplane passengers, allowing them to escape their limited cabin space. Using nearby physical surfaces enables a connection with the real world while improving the XR experience through touch. However, available surfaces may be located in awkward positions, reducing comfort and input performance and thus limiting their long-term use. We explore the usability of passive haptic surfaces in different orientations, assessing their effects on input performance, user experience and comfort. We then overcome ergonomic issues caused by the confined space by using perceptual manipulation techniques that remap the position and rotation of physical surfaces and user movements, assessing their effects on task workload, comfort and presence. Our results show that the challenges posed by constrained seating environments can be overcome by a combination of passive haptics and remapping the workspace with moderate translation and rotation manipulations. These manipulations allow for good input performance, low workload and comfortable interaction, opening up XR use while in transit.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement #835197: ViAjeRo).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Graham and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Pires de Sa Medeiros, Dr Daniel and McGill, Dr Mark
Authors: Medeiros, D., Wilson, G., McGill, M., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450394215
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: 232
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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