10th Jan, 2019
VirtualBricks is a LEGO-based toolkit to enable easy, need-based construction of passive haptics for VR. It comprises of a set of modules that provide pose detection, novel single- axis manipulation input, and a range of other interactive functionalities. Modelled as LEGO bricks, these modules can be combined with simple LEGO bricks to create physical proxies for a variety of virtual objects, having different shapes and supporting different interactions — like a fishing rod or a slingshot. We developed a VR Integration software package to faciliate easy integration with Unity. This work was (conditionally) accepted at CHI 2019. Camera ready version can be found here.
Arora, J., Saini, A., Mehra, N., Jain, V., Shrey, S., Parnami, A. 2019. VirtualBricks: Exploring a Scalable, Modular toolkit for Enabling Physical Manipulation in VR. To appear in Proceedings of the ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Glasgow, Scotland, May 4 9, 2019). CHI 19. ACM, New York, NY.