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Overview and exploitation of haptic tele-weight device in virtual shopping stores

Farooq, A, Seyedmahmoudian, M, Horan, Ben, Mekhilef, S and Stojcevski, A 2021, Overview and exploitation of haptic tele-weight device in virtual shopping stores, Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, no. 13, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.3390/su13137253.

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Title Overview and exploitation of haptic tele-weight device in virtual shopping stores
Author(s) Farooq, A
Seyedmahmoudian, M
Horan, BenORCID iD for Horan, Ben orcid.org/0000-0002-6723-259X
Mekhilef, S
Stojcevski, A
Journal name Sustainability (Switzerland)
Volume number 13
Issue number 13
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2021
ISSN 2071-1050
Keyword(s) amplifier chip
AR
CALIBRATION
e-commerce
embedded system
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Environmental Studies
FEEDBACK
firmware
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
HX711
INTERFACE
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
PCB shield
REALITY
Science & Technology
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Sim900A
SMART CITIES
SYSTEMS
virtual reality and haptic sensing
virtual store
VR
Summary In view of the problem of e-commerce scams and the absence of haptic interaction, this research aims to introduce and create a tele-weight device for e-commerce shopping in smart cities. The objective is to use the proposed prototype to provide a brief overview of the possible technological advancements. When the tele-weight device is affixed over the head-mounted display, it allows the user to feel the item’s weight while shopping in the virtual store. Addressing the problem of having no physical interaction between the user (player) and a series game scene in virtual reality (VR) headsets, this research approach focuses on creating a prototype device that has two parts, a sending part and a receiving part. The sending part measures the weight of the object and transmits it over the cellular network to the receiver side. The virtual store user at the receiving side can thus realize the weight of the ordered object. The findings from this work include a visual display of the item’s weight to the virtual store e-commerce user. By introducing sustainability, this haptic technology-assisted technique can help the customer realize the weight of an object and thus have a better immersive experience. In the device, the load cell measures the weight of the object and amplifies it using the HX711 amplifier. However, some delay in the demonstration of the weight was observed during experimentation, and this indirectly altered the performance of the system. One set of the device is sited at the virtual store user premises while the sending end of the device is positioned at the warehouse. The sending end hardware includes an Arduino Uno device, an HX711 amplifier chip to amplify the weight from the load cell, and a cellular module (Sim900A chip-based) to transmit the weight in the form of an encoded message. The receiving end hardware includes a cellular module and an actuator involving a motor gear arrangement to demonstrate the weight of the object. Combining the fields of e-commerce, embedded systems, VR, and haptic sensing, this research can help create a more secure marketplace to attain a higher level of customer satisfaction.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/su13137253
Field of Research 12 Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30153265

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