Amit Barde

Amit Barde

Research Fellow

Amit is a Research Fellow at the Empathic Computing Laboratory within the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland. He has a background in the arts, and his doctoral research explored the use of spatialised auditory and visual cue for information delivery on wearable devices. Amit’s research interests lie at the intersection of the arts, science and engineering.

 

Amit is also an experienced sound designer, having worked on numerous short films and commercials.

Publications

  • A Constrained Path Redirection for Passive Haptics
    Lili Wang ; Zixiang Zhao ; Xuefeng Yang ; Huidong Bai ; Amit Barde ; Mark Billinghurst

    L. Wang, Z. Zhao, X. Yang, H. Bai, A. Barde and M. Billinghurst, "A Constrained Path Redirection for Passive Haptics," 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020, pp. 651-652, doi: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00176.

    @inproceedings{wang2020constrained,
    title={A Constrained Path Redirection for Passive Haptics},
    author={Wang, Lili and Zhao, Zixiang and Yang, Xuefeng and Bai, Huidong and Barde, Amit and Billinghurst, Mark},
    booktitle={2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)},
    pages={651--652},
    year={2020},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
    Navigation with passive haptic feedback can enhance users’ immersion in virtual environments. We propose a constrained path redirection method to provide users with corresponding haptic feedback at the right time and place. We have quantified the VR exploration practicality in a study and the results show advantages over steer-to-center method in terms of presence, and over Steinicke’s method in terms of matching errors and presence.