Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Applications of the Responsive Workbench

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

14 Author(s)
Wesche, G. ; Nat. Res. Center for Inf. Technol., Sankt Augustin, Germany ; Wind, J. ; Gobel, M. ; Rosenblum, L.
more authors

Many interface devices for virtual reality provide full immersion inside the virtual environment. This is appropriate for numerous applications that emphasize navigating through a virtual space. However, a large class of problems exists for which navigation is not the critical issue. Rather, these applications demand a fine-granularity visualization and interaction with virtual objects and scenes. This applies to a host of other applications typically performed on a desktop, table or workbench. Responsive Workbench technology offers a new way to develop virtual environments for this rather sizable class of applications. The Responsive Workbench operates by projecting a computer-generated, stereoscopic image off a mirror and through a table surface. Using stereoscopic shuttered glasses, users observe a 3D image displayed above the tabletop. By tracking the group leader's head and hand movements, the Responsive Workbench permits changing the view angle and interacting with the 3D scene. Other group members observe the scene as the group leader manipulates it, facilitating communication among observers. Typical methods for interacting with virtual objects on the workbench include speech recognition, gesture recognition and a simulated laser pointer (stylus). This article features Responsive Workbench applications from four institutions that have pioneered this technology. The four applications are: visualization, situational awareness, collaborative production modeling and planning, and a virtual windtunnel

Published in:

Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Jul/Aug 1997

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.