Virtual Hand Laboratory: Project Milestones
First Year Milestones
Build prototype version of a
Virtual Hand Laboratory (hardware and software) for use in later
Booth, Calvert, Dill, MacKenzie and Marteniuk
Develop camera control and supplementary visual cues for
animation and playback of simulations,
experimental data, and statistical analysis
to aid in analysis and hypothesis generation for
Forsey and MacKenzie
Add additional devices to the Virtual Hand Laboratory.
Booth, Calvert, Dill and Forsey
Augment the Virtual Hand Laboratory with full head-coupled and stereo display
to enhance the sense of realism and measure the effectiveness of these
techniques through comparative studies.
Booth and MacKenzie
Second Year Milestones
Calibrate the Virtual Hand Laboratory by replicating earlier studies
involving size and location of objects to be grasped and extend
experimental capability to study perturbations related to display
artifacts; refine the Virtual Hand Laboratory based on this experience.
Booth, MacKenzie and Marteniuk
Develop a full-skinned hand model for realistic rendering and animation
based on hierarchical B-splines and an anatomically correct hand skeleton.
Calvert and Forsey
Develop a vocabulary of hand gestures for use in specifying animation
of the human body.
Calvert and Marteniuk
Conduct ease-of-use and ease-of-learning studies testing visual, aural and
haptic feedback for both experts and novices using traditional and exotic
input devices for building-block 3-D tasks.
Dill, Forsey and Marteniuk
Third Year Milestones
Examine levels of abstraction (skeleton, polygonal, fully-rendered, and
the use of auxiliary codings such as colour or sound to provide information
about stress/strain, percent of extension) to extend the visualization
cues for the playback of hand movement.
Dill, Calvert and MacKenzie
Extend ease-of-use and ease-of-learning studies to 3-D surface design.
Dill and Forsey
Analyze gesture and movement of the hand and the whole body
to deduce intent, predict actions and determine level of control.
Booth and Marteniuk
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Last modified: Wed Dec 6 11:12:51 1995.