Taking the LEAP with the Oculus HMD and CAD - plucking at thin air?

Beattie, Nathan, Horan, Ben and McKenzie, Sophie 2015, Taking the LEAP with the Oculus HMD and CAD - plucking at thin air?, Procedia technology, vol. 20, pp. 149-154, doi: 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.025.

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Title Taking the LEAP with the Oculus HMD and CAD - plucking at thin air?
Author(s) Beattie, Nathan
Horan, BenORCID iD for Horan, Ben orcid.org/0000-0002-6723-259X
McKenzie, SophieORCID iD for McKenzie, Sophie orcid.org/0000-0001-5803-640X
Journal name Procedia technology
Volume number 20
Start page 149
End page 154
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2212-0173
Keyword(s) Oculus Rift
LEAP Motion
CAD interaction
HCI
Summary Achieving adequate visualisation of designs within CAD packages remains a challenge for designers with current methods of 3D CAD visualisation requiring either a high level of technical ability, or expensive hardware and software. The recent re-emergence of consumer VR has lowered the barrier for everyday developers wanting to visualise their designs in true 3D. This paper presents the CAD Interaction Lab (CIL) which employs the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display (HMD) and Leap Motion Controller (LMC) to provide a low cost method enabling users to use their hands to dissect a mechanic model to manipulate and inspect individual components in realistic 3D. Qualitative observations of user interactions with the CIL show that users were able to intuitively manipulate the CAD model using natural hand movements with only minimal instruction.
Notes Proceedings of The 1st International Design Technology Conference, DESTECH2015, Geelong
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.025
Field of Research 091001 CAD/CAM Systems
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
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