Feel the "fabric": An audio-haptic interface

G. Huang, D. Metaxas, M. Govindaraj

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Abstract

An objective fabric modeling system should convey not only the visual but also the haptic and audio sensory feedbacks to remote/internet users via an audio-haptic interface. In this paper we develop a fabric surface property modeling system consisting of a stylus based fabric characteristic sound modeling, and an audio-haptic interface. By using a stylus, people can perceive fabrics surface roughness, friction, and softness though not as precisely as with their bare fingers. The audio-haptic interface is intended to simulate the case of .feeling a virtually fixed fabric via a rigid stylus. By using the PHANToM haptic interface. We develop a DFFT based correlation-restoration method to model the surface roughness and friction coefficient of a fabric, and a physically based method to model the sound of a fabric when rubbed by a stylus. The audio-haptic interface, which renders synchronized auditory and haptic stimuli when the virtual stylus rubs on the surface of a virtual fabric, is developed in VC++6.0 by using OpenGL and the PHANToM GHOST SDK. We asked subjects to test our audio-haptic interface and they were able to differentiate the surface properties of virtual fabrics in the correct order. We show that the virtual fabric is a good modeling of the real counterpart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages52-61+363
ISBN (Print)1581136595, 9781581136593
StatePublished - Jul 26 2003
Event2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2003Jul 27 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003

Other

Other2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/26/037/27/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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