TORC: A virtual reality controller for in-hand high-dexterity finger interaction

Date

May 2, 2019

Overview

Introducing TORC—TOuch Rigid Controller—a new rigid haptic controller prototype that renders virtual object characteristics and behaviors such as texture and compliance. Users hold and squeeze TORC using their thumb and two fingers and interact with virtual objects by sliding their thumb on TORC’s trackpad. During the interaction, vibrotactile motors produce sensations to each finger that represent the haptic feel of squeezing, shearing, or turning an object. To appear at CHI 2019.