WAVI: Improving motion capture calibration using haptic and visual feedback
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Motion tracking systems are gaining popularity and have a number of applications in research, entertainment, and arts. These systems must be calibrated before use. This process requires extensive user effort to determine a 3D coordinate system with acceptable accuracy. Usually, this is achieved by rapidly manipulating a calibration device (e.g. a calibration wand) in a volume for a set amount of time. While this is a complex spatial input task, improving the user experience of calibration inspired little research. This paper presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of WAVI - a prototype device mounted on a calibration wand to jointly provide visual and tactile feedback during the calibration process. We conducted a user study that showed that the device significantly increases calibration quality without increasing user effort. Based on our experiences with WAVI, we present new insights for improving motion tracking calibration and complex spatial input.



Spatial input

Motion tracking


Zlatko Franjcic

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Pawel Wozniak

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Gabriele Kasparaviciute

University of Gothenburg

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science





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