Motion Sensations Simulator

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July 02, 2013
The Technicolor R&I team will introduce the HapSeat, an alternative to traditionally expensive moving platforms, producing motion sensation with multiple force-feedback embedded in a fixed and stationary seat at the ACM SIGGRAPH
Motion Sensations Simulator

To the coming ACM SIGGRAPH, the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques,in Anaheim, California, on July 21st – 25th 2013, the Technicolor R&I team will introduce the HapSeat, an alternative to traditionally expensive moving platforms, producing motion sensation with multiple force-feedback embedded in a fixed and stationary seat.

A precursor demonstration had already been presented last May at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Paris. The CHI 2013 is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction and was attended this year by more than 3800 participants.
It was also the first year CHI had an extensive Interactivity and exhibiting program with 77 accepted research and exploration demos. The high level of excitement and great impact, together with extensive valuable feedback to be readily applied for future work, made the whole demo program a win-win experience for everyone.

Of the approximately 150 people who tried the HapSeat many gave great feedback ranging from “I was not convinced, but after a trial I am really surprised by the overall performance”, “I have never seen a similar technology” to “great, cool, brilliant”, and “I would like to have it”…

The HapSeat is the result of an exploratory project of the following team: Fabien Danieau (PhD student), Philippe Guillotel, Julien Fleureau, Nicolas Mollet in collaboration with INRIA/Mimetic Anatole Lecuyer and Marc Christie(IRISA).