Object Detection Systems Informing Users of Guardian Space Dangers Through Haptic Displays

Colombo, Mattia and Satilmis, Pinar and Davies, Richard James and Yordanov, Borislav and Williams, Ian and Harvey, Carlo (2022) Object Detection Systems Informing Users of Guardian Space Dangers Through Haptic Displays. In: International Conference on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (IMET 2022), 5th October 2022, Limassol, Cyprus.

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Abstract

Modern virtual reality applications rely on the guardian space to guarantee safety to the users during interactions. The current state of technology adopts virtual walls or meshes projected to the virtual space to alert users when their reach approaches the boundaries of the guardian space, requiring constant attention to the visual display. In this paper, we explore haptic displays as an alternative modality to alert users about dangers in the guardian space. We adopt object detection to analyse the scene within the guardian space, detecting unseen objects entering the space, i.e. a cat approaching the user's surroundings, causing a haptic display to signal the user the direction of the danger. We develop a proof-of-concept system capable of alerting a user of changes to the scene within the guardian space, demonstrating the feasibility of the system and its potential applications for extended reality platforms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/IMET54801.2022.9929824
Dates:
DateEvent
15 August 2022Accepted
2 November 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: haptics, computer vision, virtual reality, guardian space
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-01 - engineering (non-specific)
CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-08 - electrical and electronic engineering
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-04 - software engineering
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-05 - artificial intelligence
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-06 - computer games and animation
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-08 - others in computing
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Digital Media Technology
Depositing User: Mattia Colombo
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2022 12:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 11:30
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13616

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