TL College to Work Pipeline (TLP)

Touch and Feel in Virtual and Augmented Reality


Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are rapidly expanding and are being utilized in countless industries including immersive gaming, education, surgical training, virtual co-working, manufacturing and design. While VR creates a completely simulated virtual environment, Augmented Reality (AR) works by superimposing virtual objects on top of the real world. As realistic as AR/VR technologies are becoming, they still do not provide haptic (touch) or force feedback to the user. The main objective of this project is to develop a ‘glove’ that once worn, provides a degree of realistic force feedback upon interaction with virtual objects in VR/AR. The project entails the following:

  1. Designing a VR/AR platform within which virtual objects can be introduced.
  2. Developing a haptic feedback glove that provides the user with real-time force feedback upon interaction with virtual objects
  3. Making sure both software and hardware are aesthetically pleasing, intuitive and user-friendly
  4. Conducting user-based studies and analysis for an enhanced user experience (UX)

Desired Disciplines

Team Leader

Team Co-leader

Dr. Ali Ammouri

(Potential) Industry Partners