VirtualTablet: Extending Movable Surfaces with Touch Interaction
Immersive output and effortless input are two core aspects of a virtual reality (VR) experience. We transfer ubiquitous touch interaction with haptic feedback into a virtual environment (VE). The movable and cheap real world object supplies an accurate touch detection equal to a ray-casting interaction with a controller. Moreover, the virtual tablet extends the functionality of a real world tablet. Additional information is displayed in mid-air around the touchable area and the tablet can be turned over to interact with both sides. It allows easy to learn and precise system interaction and can even augment the established touch metaphor with new paradigms.